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 Amy Dorrit (14 episodes, 2008)
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 Arthur Clennam (14 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Dorrit (14 episodes, 2008)
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 Fanny Dorrit / ... (13 episodes, 2008)
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 Flintwinch / ... (12 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Clennam (12 episodes, 2008)
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 Pancks (11 episodes, 2008)
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 Rigaud (11 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Plornish (10 episodes, 2008)
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 John Chivery (10 episodes, 2008)
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 Cavalletto (10 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Merdle (10 episodes, 2008)
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 Edmund Sparkler / ... (9 episodes, 2008)
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 Frederick Dorrit (9 episodes, 2008)
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 Pet Gowan / ... (9 episodes, 2008)
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 Chivery (9 episodes, 2008)
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 Henry Gowan (9 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Meagles (9 episodes, 2008)
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 Tattycoram (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Daniel Doyce (8 episodes, 2008)
Janine Duvitski ...
 Mrs. Meagles (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Merdle (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Scary Butler (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Maggy (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Tip Dorrit (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Affery / ... (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Miss Wade (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Flora Finching (7 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. General (6 episodes, 2008)
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 Plornish (6 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. F's Aunt (6 episodes, 2008)
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked. Written by Anonymous

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Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit  »

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The blue-striped cotton day dress Amanda Lawrence (Poyner) wears working for the Meagleses is the same costume Kate Beckinsale (Emma Woodhouse) wears while telling Mr. Knightley about Harriet's reply to Mr. Martin in Emma (1996), Victoria Hamilton (Miss Granham) wears in To the Ends of the Earth (2005), and Julie Cox (Annabella Milbanke) wears while writing to Byron in Byron (2003). See more »

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Version of Le théâtre de la jeunesse: La petite Dorrit (1961) See more »

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Runs the gamut of incidents and struggles usually found in all of Dickens' tales...
1 January 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

LITTLE DORRIT is an excellent British TV version of the Dickens novel, the kind of saga that almost makes David Copperfield's struggles look pale by comparison. Here, the leading characters are mystified by the secrets involving their past and the young man ends up in debtor's prison when he can't pay his creditors. Everything is eventually cleared up, but getting to the end of all the woes is quite a struggle.

As usual, all of it has been given magnificent production values, great sets that look as though people really lived there in those times, and fine acting by an ensemble cast of fine British actors. MATTHEW MACFAYDEN and CLAIRE FOY are splendid in the leading roles and ANDY SERKIS does a fine job as the villainous Ragaud.

I'm going to have to watch the replay to see the whole story, but what I saw has certainly whetted my appetite for catching the whole story from beginning to end. I can see why this production has been winning so many awards. Fine job.


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