Bucket takes Marley's ledger from a surly Scrooge, and goes to visit Venus who is helping him with his bad back. Then he pores over the names of the creditors looking for clues. Arthur returns to his rooms, startled to find Compeyson there. Compeyson realising that Arthur is concerned by his sexuality, bullies him provocatively. Compeyson then pretends to be an old friend of Hawdon's in order to get close to Amelia again at the New Year's Day fair. But Miss Havisham is aloof after his behaviour at the party the night before. With psychotic cunning, Compeyson goes on to furtively throw her little dog, Jip, under the wheels of a cart before publicly rescuing him. Compeyson tells Amelia he is out of his depth and could drown in her. Edward Barbary is making a gamble that he can retrieve stranded textile stock out in the East Indies by borrowing money from Scrooge to bring the silks to London. Scrooge agrees to the loan on the condition that the Barbary House stands as collateral. Frances has prepared for tea with Sir Leicester. She wears a lace collared dress, even a dab of scent borrowed from her sister, and is supressing girlish excitement. It is a cruel blow to her then, when he asks her if she can help with an introduction to her sister, Honoria. It's the day of Martha Cratchit's wedding and Emily goes to wait by the church with the family and other guests. Bob stays at the house with his beautiful young daughter just about to start her adult life. A moving moment. They are just about to leave for the ceremony when a knock comes at the door. It is Bucket. He has come to arrest Bob Cratchit for the murder of Jacob Marley.
Episode #105 / Length: 57 minutes