Nicholas Nickleby is an impoverished young man making his way in life in the cruel and unjust world of early Victorian England. His good looks, kind heart and gentlemanly manner are fine ... See full summary »
This stunning adaptation of Dickens' classic tale was captured live from the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End. Although Great Expectations has been adapted for film on two separate ... See full summary »
LEVIN REID, a 23-year old police cadet witnesses the killing of his girlfriend MARIE. Levin not only loses the love of his life but is even falsely accused of her murder. Helpless in the ... See full summary »
Hanna Maria Heidrich
Nicholas Chase Applegate,
OLIVIA TWIST is set in contemporary times in Stoke-on-Trent, a city once renowned for industrial splendor. Olivia, an orphan from Afghanistan, is on the run and finds shelter with Bob Fagin... See full summary »
"Hold your noise!" - are the first words the convict Abel Magwitch growls at Pip in "Great Expectations". But what were the events that led him to become this manacled man covered in blood ... See full summary »
Del De Lorme,
Rosie Del Monte
When Oliver gets reunited with his grandfather he is being sent to Australia by his grandfather. He gets accompanied by Hannah a girl from Hamburg who is looking for her brother, Will Grady... See full summary »
Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a ... See full summary »
In this modern-day adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel, the Nickleby family fall on hard times. Nick takes his mother and his younger sister Kat to London to ask for a loan from Ralph Nickleby, their estranged uncle. Ralph is trying to make a business deal with a notorious mobster, and isn't above using his teenage niece as a pawn in his schemes. Unaware of his uncle's sinister plans, Nick accepts a job at Dotheolds Hall, a care home owned by his uncle. It's just the beginning of Nick's adventures, when he helps seemingly senile Mrs. Smike escape from the abusive care takers... Written by
I don't know whether the actors read the script before they agreed to do this piece of trash but it is beyond awful. The script is incredibly naff and there is not a piece of it that works. I never really like Adrian Dunbar's work but I know he is a respected actor so am incredulous that he would agree to do this. i am not truly conversant with the Dickens original work so find it difficult to see similarities between the two pieces. All I can see is that this is awkward, unconvincing and trite . The writer of this modern work needs to take a long, hard look at his reason for doing this - on the strength of a piece like this he will be lucky if he ever gets a commission to write anything else ever again. It is painfully PC and has shoehorned an ethnic storyline into it to somehow appear modern - wrong, wrong,wrong!! The BBC should be ashamed of themselves for funding this and then having the temerity to broadcast it.
6 of 23 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?