The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
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 Pip (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Dolge Orlick (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Abel Magwitch (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Jaggers (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Compeyson / ... (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Joe Gargery (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Miss Havisham (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Estella (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Pumblechook (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Herbert Pocket (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Hannah (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Wemmick (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Bentley Drummle (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mike (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Molly (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Joe (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Clara (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Brandley (2 episodes, 2011)
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

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Charles Dickens' Große Erwartungen  »

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Over 80 tonnes of dirt, weeds and creepers were used to transform Holdenby House in Northamptonshire into Miss Havisham's decaying manor Satis House. See more »

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Remade as Great Expectations (2012) See more »

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Not always great, but better than some adaptations.
24 January 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Airing over Christmas 2011 this adaptation of Dickens' classic novel is actually pretty good. It can't compete with the David Lean version, but there's a lot to be liked about it.

Yes, it cuts out some moments, which is odd seeing as they had several episodes to tell it in rather than the 90 mins you'd have in a film, but all involved seem to suit their roles well and give good performances.

It's not perfect, but there are lots of strong moments within this mini series and I rate it as being stronger than the film version that followed a year later.


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