The story of Nell Trent, a beautiful young girl. An orphan, she lives with her Grandfather in The Old Curiosity Shop in London.
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 Little Nell 9 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Daniel Quilp 9 episodes, 1979-1980
Granville Saxton ...
 Dick Swiveller 9 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Grandfather 9 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Kit Nubbles 7 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Sampson Brass 7 episodes, 1979-1980
Wensley Pithey ...
 Single Gentleman 7 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Sally Brass 6 episodes, 1979-1980
Laurence Hardy ...
 Mr. Witherden 5 episodes, 1979-1980
Keith Hazemore ...
 Abel Garland 5 episodes, 1979-1980
Sandra Payne ...
Patsy Byrne ...
 Mrs. Nubbles 4 episodes, 1979-1980
Simon Garstang ...
 Little Jacob 4 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Small Servant 4 episodes, 1980
Brian Oulton ...
 The schoolmaster 4 episodes, 1980
Donald Bisset ...
 Mr. Garland 3 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Mrs. Jarley 3 episodes, 1979-1980
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 Mrs. Jiniwin 3 episodes, 1979-1980
Anthony Pedley ...
Bernard Stone ...
Peter Bland ...
Hal Jeayes ...
John Kearney ...
James Marcus ...
Pauline Winter ...
 Mrs. Garland 2 episodes, 1979
Patrick Carter ...
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The story of Nell Trent, a beautiful young girl. An orphan, she lives with her Grandfather in The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

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Began filming with Patrick Troughton. When Troughton became indisposed following his heart attack, Trevor Peacock took over the role of Daniel Quilp. See more »

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Version of The Alcoa Hour: The Small Servant (1955) See more »

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Horribly overacted
9 April 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

I have no wish to be unkind, but the music seems to be the only decent thing about this production. The entire cast of this TV series act as if they were part of a slide show, with one expression each, and overact as though they were performing at the Yankee Stadium to a hearing-impaired crowd with glaucoma. The film's attempts at being funny are lamentable, whereas its attempts at being touching are truly risible. I bought it due to my renewed interest in Dickens after seeing the unmissable 2005 TV version of "Bleak House", and I must say that this version of "The Old Curiosity Shop" is nowhere near it. However can Dickens go so wrong? I should have bought the Peter Ustinov version.


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