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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
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 (Series Cast [18])

Douglas Booth ... Pip (3 episodes, 2011)

Jack Roth ... Dolge Orlick (3 episodes, 2011)

Ray Winstone ... Abel Magwitch (3 episodes, 2011)

David Suchet ... Jaggers (3 episodes, 2011)

Paul Rhys ... Compeyson (3 episodes, 2011)

Shaun Dooley ... Joe Gargery (3 episodes, 2011)

Gillian Anderson ... Miss Havisham (3 episodes, 2011)

Vanessa Kirby ... Estella (3 episodes, 2011)

Mark Addy ... Pumblechook (3 episodes, 2011)

Harry Lloyd ... Herbert Pocket (2 episodes, 2011)

Mary Roscoe ... Hannah (2 episodes, 2011)
Paul Ritter ... Wemmick (2 episodes, 2011)

Tom Burke ... Bentley Drummle (2 episodes, 2011)
Steve Lately ... Mike (2 episodes, 2011)

Susan Lynch ... Molly (2 episodes, 2011)

Claire Rushbrook ... Mrs. Joe (2 episodes, 2011)

Perdita Weeks ... Clara (2 episodes, 2011)

Frances Barber ... Mrs. Brandley (2 episodes, 2011)
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Series Directed by
Brian Kirk (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Writing credits
Charles Dickens (3 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Phelps (3 episodes, 2011)

Series Produced by
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer: Masterpiece (3 episodes, 2011)
Michas Kotz .... line producer (3 episodes, 2011)
George Ormond .... producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Anne Pivcevic .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Original Music by
Martin Phipps (1 episode, 2011)
Series Cinematography by
Florian Hoffmeister (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Film Editing by
Guy Bensley (2 episodes, 2011)
Victoria Boydell (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting by
Maggie Lunn (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Production Design by
David Roger (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Series Art Direction by
Paul Ghirardani (3 episodes, 2011)
Kat Law (1 episode, 2011-2012)
Series Set Decoration by
Jo Kornstein (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Costume Design by
Annie Symons (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Series Makeup Department
Nicky Lissner .... assistant makeup artist (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Adele Firth .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth (3 episodes, 2011)
Luca Saccuman .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2011)
Kirstin Chalmers .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Curry .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Malcolm Davies .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Tussy Facchin .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Art Department
Bruce Barnes .... site supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Kristina Bookall .... art department assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Alison Cardy .... production buyer (3 episodes, 2011)
Dan Crandon .... construction manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Jake Lunt .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Steve Patterson .... carpenter (3 episodes, 2011)
Matilda Wainwright .... stand-by art director (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Sound Department
Philip Clements .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Andie Derrick .... foley artist (3 episodes, 2011)
Richard Dyer .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2011)
Stefan Henrix .... sound effects editor / effects editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Bradley Kendrick .... sound maintenance (3 episodes, 2011)
Forbes Noonan .... adr recordist (3 episodes, 2011)
Duncan Price .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Matthew Skelding .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Thomas .... foley recordist / foley recordist/editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Juraj Mravec .... adr recordist / foley editor (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Special Effects by
Andy Adam .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2011)
James Bainger .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2011)
Colin Gorry .... special effects supervisor (1 episode, 2011)
Casper Lailey .... senior special effects technician (1 episode, 2011)
Jonathan Wilson .... special effects technician (1 episode, 2011)
Series Visual Effects by
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor .... visual effects producer / visual effects producer: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Henry Badgett .... vfx supervisor: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Angela Barson .... visual effects supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Stuart Bullen .... digital compositor: Blue-Bolt / compositor: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Catarina Ferreira .... roto/prep artist: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Varun Hadkar .... compositor: BlueBolt / digital compositor: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Luka Leskovsek .... compositor: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Mortimer .... consultant vfx producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Andrea Pirisi .... vfx editor: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Simon Rowe .... compositor: Bluebolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Fani Vassiadi .... compositor: BlueBolt (3 episodes, 2011)
Markus Kuha .... compositor: BlueBolt (2 episodes, 2011)
Nikolett Papp .... compositor: BlueBolt (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rupert Hornstein .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dan Fontaine .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2011)
Chris Hayden .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 2011)
Seán McDermott .... digital imaging technician (3 episodes, 2011)
Brett Parnham .... electrician (3 episodes, 2011)
Luke Stone .... assistant grip / b camera grip (3 episodes, 2011)
Jason Wells .... electrician (3 episodes, 2011)
Claire Louise Fraser .... camera trainee dailies (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Casting Department
Vicki Thomson .... casting assistant (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Yvonne Duckett .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Carlos Fontanarrosa .... set costumer (3 episodes, 2011)
Oliver Garcia .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Claire Hardaker .... wardrobe mistress (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Editorial Department
Adam Eddy .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Music Department
Jake Jackson .... score mixer (1 episode, 2011)
Series Transportation Department
Bohdan Stoklasa .... transportation captain (3 episodes, 2011)
Series Other crew
Trevor Bagge .... accounts cashier (3 episodes, 2011)
Nic Benns .... title designer (3 episodes, 2011)
Matt Bensley .... floor runner (3 episodes, 2011)
Tom Bromwich .... titles producer (3 episodes, 2011)
Patrick Burrows .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Noel Butler .... etiquette advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Jo Cameron Brown .... dialogue coach (3 episodes, 2011)
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst .... historical advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Louisa French Greenslade .... assistant co-ordinator (3 episodes, 2011)
Colin Giles .... location security (3 episodes, 2011)
Paul Harris .... choreographer (3 episodes, 2011)
Robert Hitchener .... forge advisor (3 episodes, 2011)
Neil Jones .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2011)
Duncan Laing .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2011)
Mark Martin .... production runner (3 episodes, 2011)
Tina Pisano .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2011)
Siggy Stone .... floor runner: dailies (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Howard .... location manager (1 episode, 2011-2012)

Hollie Foster .... production coordinator (unknown episodes, 2012)
Sylvia Parker .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 2012)

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60 min (3 episodes)
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Harry Lloyd (Herbert Pocket) is the great-great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, on whose 1861 novel this production is based.See more »
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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Rubbish, 2 April 2012
Author: Bear from United States

I can fault a film for leaving out bits of book due to time constraints but a TV should be able to flesh it out more having more time a leeway. SO when they leave out characters and scenes that are integral to the themes of a book it irks me.

But my main issue with this production is that all the themes and symbolism in the book got tossed out in place of a LOVE STORY! The characters have been changed from their true natures to some clichéd Hollywood tripe.

There worst is Miss Havisham and Mrs. Joe.

Miss Havisham is not nearly as crazy and bitter as she should be. She comes more as a fairy queen or some kind of ghost.

There is NO maid at Miss Havisham's there is Estella because Estella is being trained to break men's hearts by Havisham! Not that you would know from this version. Miss Havisham is all wrong in her speech "Love her pip." WHAT?! She is bitter about love, she would NEVER say that. And she NEVER invites Pip back, Pip goes of his own accord to find Estella who has abroad to mainland Europe. Also she NEVER comes down to greet people they go UP to see her. There are no lighted windows in the house and Estella must lead all guests by candle light. And as I envisioned it, there are a lot more clocks.

Also she is cold and rude and snobby and she NEVER runs after pip. She has been trained that way.

Mrs. Gargery is not NEARLY as awful as she was in the book, which is particularly vexing for me as I had mother just like her. Mrs. Gargey says "I'm so proud of you pip!" HUH?! That is totally out of character. She takes the money Pip earned and goes out to celebrate, scolding Pip for not being in a good mood when he has just been indentured to Joe. She raised pip and Joe by hand and you hardly see that. It just looks like a standard household with the usual quarrels not what Dicken's showed us at all.

Mr. Gargery was a kind-hearted simpleton who said next to nothing in the book but here he's all ready to do the right thing and take action. And his kinship with Pip is totally off because Mrs. Joe is not nasty enough so that bond between Pip and Joe gets tossed aside.

Pip seems to old by the end of the first episode and he seem endowed with too must consciousness from the start, in that the convict doesn't ask him to get food, he brings it of his own choosing AND he doesn't bring the whole pie! Which, throws off the later incident when he is almost found out.

And there is no Biddy which provides a contrast to Havisham's AND provides Pip with a very important lesson in that wealth and power and learnin' doesn't = happiness. For when Pip offers to raise Joe up from his station when Pip has become a gentlemen, she counters saying that maybe Joe is happy where he is.

Pumblechook in the book came off as an asshole but not a scheming one who when Mrs. Joe falls ill he smirks and says some line about moving up and on without her.

It is things like this that really bugged me. I didn't mind not having the Jolly Bargemen scenes if you had to cut something but to needlessly change the characters personalities was stupid because it alters Dicken's intentions and the lessons he was telling. I don't know WHY they did it but it was EPIC FAIL.

And as a last complaint, I think the film (i.e. characters, sets etc) could've been much much filthier just as Dicken's describes it.

If you've haven't read the book this version will be fine but nothing outstanding.

If you haven't read the book DO SO NOW.

If you have read the book, you can watch this if you want to yell at the screen the whole time. Or you can just avoid and keep your version of Miss Havisham safely in your head.

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