A sweeping drama brimming with outstanding performances," The Way We Live Now" (2001) is the BBC's masterful 4-part miniseries adaptation of Anthony Trollope's classic Victorian novel. The economy is booming in 1870s Europe. David Suchet stars as the scoundrel Melmotte who is forced to leave Vienna after one of his many financial scandals. Arriving in London, he hatches a get-rich-quick scheme and soon has a group of avaricious victims standing in line for a fleecing. Filled with rich subplots worthy of "Downton Abbey" (2010), "The Way We Live Now" is not to be missed. The all-star cast also includes Cillian Murphy and Miranda Otto and is directed by David Yates .