A suspenseful tale about the injustices of the 19th Century English legal system. Bleak House is a 2004 English-language show featuring Denis Lawson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Patrick Kennedy, Carey Mulligan, Gillian Anderson, Charles Dance and Richard Harrington. BBC Television was the production house involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Nigel Stafford-clark. Bleak House is written by Charles Dickens and Andrew Davies and it is directed by Justin Chadwick and Susanna White. Series originally aired on BBC One in English. Creator of the series is Charles Dickens. The series has a running time of 30-60 minutes for each episode.