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This was an enjoyable version that held my attention despite familiarity with the material. It was more detailed than most dramatisations. Timothy Spall was very good. I had some problems with it, however:
* The music was intrusive.
* Bill Sikes was well acted, but seemed, unless my eyes deceived me, to have perfectly plucked eyebrows. After so much effort was taken with makeup (especially teeth), this was strange.
* Julian Rhind-Tutt was weak as Monks, and his hair seemed out of period.
* Edward Fox has become a mannered caricature of himself.
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