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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Beautifully portrayed classic tale
19 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Fine work of all of the cast relating a story that has been told so many times, that you cannot expect to feel it fresh and deeply touching, but they do. The journey of young Pip from simple kindhearted boy to knowing, kindhearted man is so capturing that, although knowing the story, I couldn't stop asking myself "what will happen at the end". The richness of the human soul have always captured me and in the this beautiful story you can see it all in one go - betrayal so bitter that makes a heart full of pride so angry and mean as to destroy several lives in a cold, premeditated scheme vexing deeply two young hearts, but mostly its own designer. You will see avarice and ambition of twisted little souls. But mostly you will see kindness - perfect scene in ep1-you will see friendship, honest and lasting, and you will see love, above passion and simplicity. I love Dickens and his way of unfolding his characters, so I was very pleased to see the series keeping close to his book, but in a fresh way suited for the understanding of 21st century audience. I very much recommend!


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