Episode 5 of Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit Ep 5/14
Wednesday 12 November
8.00-8.30pm BBC ONE

Read below for synopsis (SPOILERS)

Fanny invites Amy along with her to see Mrs Merdle, the mother of Fanny's admirer, Edmund Sparkler, as Andrew Davies's adaptation of Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit continues. She is also the wife of Mr Merdle, the spirit of the age, a successful banker and the richest man in the country.

Mrs Merdle goes to great pains to explain to Fanny why a match between a dancing girl such as herself and an extremely wealthy and eligible young man such as her son is not possible, but Fanny isn't easily intimidated and refuses to take Mrs Merdle's insults lying down.

Meanwhile, Flora, who has sensed in Amy a rival for Arthur's affections, decides to keep her enemies close by inviting Amy to come and work for her. But is Flora justified in worrying about Arthur's feelings for Amy?

Pancks, when he's not being bullied by his employer, Mr Casby, continues his investigations into the connection between the Dorrits and the Clennams and hints to Amy about the possibility of an imminent discovery.