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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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 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 teal velvet Spencer and matching bonnet Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) wears are the same ones worn by Felicity Dean (Mrs. Clay) to visit Lady Dalrymple in Screen Two: Persuasion (1995). The bonnet is also worn by Greta Scacchi (Mrs. Weston) in the final scene of Emma (1996). See more »

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Wow - Simply The Best Thing I Have Ever Seen On PBS
17 October 2010 | by (Boxford, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

I stumbled on to this series about half way through an early episode purely by accident and within 5 minutes I was totally hooked - wow. My favorite programs are a combination of a great story, careful character development and excellent acting. This series has all these and more - the cinematography shows great sensitivity, the sets and costumes world class and even the theme music is mesmerizing. Each episode practically stands on it's own. It's the whole package.

Clair Foy is nothing short of brilliant - I have never seen a character that so completely captures your sympathies and heart. She is the perfect manifestation of beauty being so much more than skin deep.

Matthew Macfadyen is the idea counterpart and perfectly represents the goodness that mankind can (should) strive to achieve. The electricity between Matthew Macfadyen and Claire Foy is also magic.

Tom Courtenay performance is in many ways the most extraordinary of all. His role as William Dorrit is by far the most complex and challenging. Tom Courtenay's insight into this complex and rapidly evolving character is truly remarkable - I have seen very few that could compare. In my mind on the same level as George C. Scott in Patton.

The other supporting actors are also faultless almost to a man (or woman).

If you haven't seen this one - I suggest you do it's great and timeless entertainment.


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