An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
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 John Jasper (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Edwin Drood (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Rosa Bud (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Reverend Septimus Crisparkle (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Durdles (2 episodes, 2012)
Janet Dale ...
 Miss Twinkleton (2 episodes, 2012)
Ellie Haddington ...
 Princess Puffer (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Helena Landless (2 episodes, 2012)
Alfie Davis ...
 Deputy (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Neville Landless (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Mrs. Crisparkle (2 episodes, 2012)
Josie Farmiloe ...
 Maid (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Mayor Sapsea (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Hiram Grewgious (2 episodes, 2012)
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An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.

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15 April 2012 (USA)  »

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Mysteriet Edwin Drood  »

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(2 parts) | (2 x 52 min.)

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Falters a little towards the end but a solid and very well-performed adaptation on the whole
20 September 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is both captivating and frustrating, captivating in its tension and suspense as well as the titular character and frustrating in its incompleteness. This adaptation is not perfect but does nobly with its source material. It does suffer from incompleteness(the book doesn't help) and its contrived and abrupt ending. But it is very handsomely filmed and remarkably authentic to the period it's set in, while the score is unobtrusive and hauntingly beautiful. The dialogue is carefully and intelligently adapted, making an effort to sound Dickenesian and not too contemporary, also nobly developing the characters in rich detail. The story is tense and suspenseful, with some good twists and turns and very compelling storytelling, more so in the first half admittedly. It is a very well-performed adaptation too, Matthew Rhys steals the show, intense and heartfelt it is a brilliant performance. Freddie Fox shows command of the Dickenesian language, Tamzin Merchant is appealingly pert and Rory Kinnear, Ian McNeise, Julia MacKenzie and Alun Armstrong turn in strongly dependable performances too. In conclusion, solid and very well-done especially for the performances. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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