Little Dorrit (2008)

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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)
Zubin Varla ...
 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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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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A delightful drama!
15 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This adaptation takes the book very seriously, and is a true adaptation. 14 episodes at first seemed a little daunting, but this series is captivating, with wonderful characters and fantastic cinematography. The soundtrack suits the series well, and just gives that extra touch to get the watcher crying, laughing, and sighing at the television screen! You truly feel like you are in the series, which makes it a series in a league of it's own. The casting is fantastic, and well done for Claire Foy - she portrayed the character brilliantly for a first large part! In the end, if I had to describe this series in one word; it's really, truly 'sweet' - there is no other word! - and will no doubt leave the viewer with a smile on their face by the end of it!


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