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Martin Chuzzlewit 

Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises whilst ill, each ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Charity Pecksniff 6 episodes, 1994
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 Mercy Pecksniff 6 episodes, 1994
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 Jonas Chuzzlewit 6 episodes, 1994
Philip Franks ...
 Tom Pinch 6 episodes, 1994
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 Old Martin Chuzzlewit / ... 6 episodes, 1994
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 John Westlock 6 episodes, 1994
Pauline Turner ...
 Mary Graham 6 episodes, 1994
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 Young Martin Chuzzlewit 5 episodes, 1994
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 Mark Tapley 5 episodes, 1994
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 Tigg Montague / ... 5 episodes, 1994
Paul Francis ...
 Bailey / ... 5 episodes, 1994
Maggie Steed ...
 Mrs. Todgers 5 episodes, 1994
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John Padden ...
 Augustus Moddle 5 episodes, 1994
Stephen Mapes ...
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 Mr. Chuffey 3 episodes, 1994
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 Betsy Prig 3 episodes, 1994
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 Mr. Jinkins 3 episodes, 1994
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 Ruth Pinch 3 episodes, 1994
Hannah Tollman ...
 Jane, Maidservant at Pecksniff's / ... 3 episodes, 1994
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 Mr. Mould 2 episodes, 1994
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 Dr. Jobling 2 episodes, 1994
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 David Crimple 2 episodes, 1994
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
 Chevy Slyme 2 episodes, 1994
Colin McCormack ...
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 Mr. Spottletoe 2 episodes, 1994
Lex Neale ...
 Grand Nephew 2 episodes, 1994
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 Deaf Cousin 2 episodes, 1994
Philippa Urquhart ...
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 George Chuzzlewit 2 episodes, 1994
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 Maidservant to Anthony / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Andrew Watson ...
 Gentleman Serving Punch / ... 2 episodes, 1994
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Robert Putt ...
 Mr. Jones 2 episodes, 1994
Joanna Kirkland ...
 Georgina Jones 2 episodes, 1994
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Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises whilst ill, each one only interested in getting their hands on his estate.

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26 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ahány férfi  »

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(1 x 85 min, 5 x 60 min episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Sarah Gamp, now portrayed by Elizabeth Spriggs, was originally intended to be played by Joan Sims, who finally got the part of Betsy Prigg here. See more »

Connections

Version of Martin Chuzzlewit (1912) See more »

Soundtracks

Largo from Symphony No. 9
(From the New World)
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Heard in score during American sequences
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Packed with character, humour, wit,
15 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

What an ensemble cast, every one committed and enthusiastic, every one knowing their Dickens, too! Tom Wilkinson is superb --- an actor of many roles, but in this he is fantastic as Pecksniff. Young Martin is perfect (I once saw Ben Walden in Julius Caesar at the Globe)--- a rather spoiled and righteous young man whose tantrums reminded me of Daniel Day Lewis's tantrums in THE NAME OF THE FATHER! Hardest to accept right off are the two Pecksniff sisters, but that's because they are so Dickensian and we are simply no longer accustomed to women being portrayed this way. In the 'small roles', Joan Sims as Betsy Prigg, Elizabeth Spriggs as Mrs Gamp, and Graham Stark as Nadgett -- all hugely-experienced veterans of British broadcasting --- are pure gold. This production did the best it could with such a long book, in dealing with the American episodes -- mostly via letters being read. Nothing more could be done to resolve this difficulty. The late Pete Postlethwaite is a juicy Montague Tigg, as villainous as Keith Allen is terrifying in his Jonas role. There is not a bad casting in it, so let's finish by praising Philip Frank as Tom Pinch -- a role he does so well, so honestly, so unembarrassed, that his many other later appearances on TV are a shock (eg police inspector in "Heartbeat".


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