An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1962  

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Bruce Prochnik ...
...
...
 Bill Sikes 10 episodes, 1962
Carmel McSharry ...
...
George Curzon ...
 Mr. Brownlow 8 episodes, 1962
Willoughby Goddard ...
 Mr. Bumble 8 episodes, 1962
...
 Charley Bates 8 episodes, 1962
Gay Cameron ...
 Rose Maylie 7 episodes, 1962
Lloyd Pearson ...
 Dr. Losberne 6 episodes, 1962
Peter Furnell ...
 Tom Chitling 6 episodes, 1962
Edit

Storyline

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 1962 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Оливър Туист  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Bruce Prochnik, who played Oliver, and Willoughby Goddard, who played Mr. Bumble, repeated their roles in the original Broadway production of "Oliver!", which is based on "Oliver Twist". See more »

Connections

Version of Oliver Twist (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enjoyable adaptation of Dickens
15 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

This BBC TV serialisation of the Dickens novel was quite controversial when it was first broadcast, as it was shown in a Sunday teatime slot previously occupied by children's serials, however, this was quite a gritty dramatization, and not everyone's idea of cosy Sunday viewing. It is, nevertheless, an enjoyable production, although it is many years since I read the book, so I don't know how closely it sticks to the book's plotline. It is however fair to point out that it does feature some of Dickens more problematic features which may put many people off. The character of Fagin (played by Max Adrian) is clearly anti-Semitic, and Dickens was criticised for it even at the time. Other features which may not play well with modern audiences are the sentimentality, the absurd reliance on coincidence to further the plot, and the fact that young Oliver seems remarkably well-spoken and well-behaved for someone brought up in the appalling conditions portrayed. This serial has recently become available on DVD, and despite the technical shortcomings, I recommend it.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page