Studio: 2 Entertain
Region: Region 2
Released: 26 January 2009
Cat No: BBCDVD2773
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Little Dorrit (BBC, 2008)
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Andrew Davies’s adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale of hardship and struggle in 1820s London. The Dorrit family has spent... Read More
Following the success of Bleak House, Little Dorrit is the BBC’s latest Dickens offering, here serialised for television by Andrew Davies. Ever relevant, the rags-to-riches story centres around the fickle nature of money and its treacherous effect on people. As the tale unfolds we trace the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family after the kindhearted Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen) follows his father’s dying wish to set the mysterious wrongs of his family right. He is led to Amy Dorrit and her family in Marshalsea Debtors’ prison.
The picks of the large and star-studded cast (which mixes veteran actors such as Roy Hudd and John Alderton with more recent names such as Freema Ageyman and Ruth Jones) are Judy Parfit, who is magnificent as the crumbling, resolutely mean Mrs Clennam, and Alun Armstrong, who steals the show with his unmitigatedly evil and highly manipulative Jeremiah Flintwinch.
Presented, as Dickens originally intended, in instalments, this fourteen-part serial is perfect for the season.