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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)
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 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 dot-patterned beige muslin day dress with puffy sleeves Georgia King (Pet Meagles) wears on the wharf is the same costume Joanna David (Mrs. Gardiner) wears at the Inn at Lambton in Pride and Prejudice (1995), Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) wears at Randalls in Emma (1996), and Barbara Flynn wears at the Towers in the opening scene of Wives and Daughters (1999), See more »

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Wow...just, wow!
24 January 2011 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Generally the BBC adaptation of Dickens are great, but this was just something more. Not only is this a great story, parts of which could have been ripped from recent financial headlines, but the script, cast and direction were pretty much flawless from beginning to end. And did I mention the cinematography?

The plan was to watch the 4 disc set over several days. That didn't quite work out. The second day became a marathon viewing session. All of us watching kept calling out for the next installment as soon as the previous one came to an end. It had it all: love story, social commentary, great characters, and a mystery that isn't solved until the very end. I won't say what that is. In a way, it is incidental to the story. It will keep you guessing, but it is not really the point.

Get it and watch it. You won't be disappointed.


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