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Martin Chuzzlewit 

Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's (Paul Scofield's) money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Emma Chambers ...  Charity Pecksniff 6 episodes, 1994
Julia Sawalha ...  Mercy Pecksniff 6 episodes, 1994
Keith Allen ...  Jonas Chuzzlewit 6 episodes, 1994
Philip Franks Philip Franks ...  Tom Pinch 6 episodes, 1994
Tom Wilkinson ...  Seth Pecksniff 6 episodes, 1994
Paul Scofield ...  Old Martin Chuzzlewit / ... 6 episodes, 1994
Peter Wingfield ...  John Westlock 6 episodes, 1994
Pauline Turner Pauline Turner ...  Mary Graham 6 episodes, 1994
Ben Walden ...  Young Martin Chuzzlewit 5 episodes, 1994
Steve Nicolson ...  Mark Tapley 5 episodes, 1994
Pete Postlethwaite ...  Tigg Montague / ... 5 episodes, 1994
Paul Francis Paul Francis ...  Bailey / ... 5 episodes, 1994
Maggie Steed ...  Mrs. Todgers 5 episodes, 1994
Lynda Bellingham ...  Mrs. Lupin 5 episodes, 1994
John Padden John Padden ...  Augustus Moddle 5 episodes, 1994
Stephen Mapes Stephen Mapes ...  Lewsome 5 episodes, 1994
John Mills ...  Mr. Chuffey 3 episodes, 1994
Elizabeth Spriggs ...  Mrs. Gamp 3 episodes, 1994
Graham Stark ...  Nadgett 3 episodes, 1994
Joan Sims ...  Betsy Prig 3 episodes, 1994
Robin Hooper ...  Mr. Jinkins 3 episodes, 1994
Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy ...  Ruth Pinch 3 episodes, 1994
Hannah Tollman Hannah Tollman ...  Jane, Maidservant at Pecksniff's / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Sam Kelly ...  Mr. Mould 2 episodes, 1994
Julian Fellowes ...  Dr. Jobling 2 episodes, 1994
David Bradley ...  David Crimple 2 episodes, 1994
Peter-Hugo Daly Peter-Hugo Daly ...  Chevy Slyme 2 episodes, 1994
Colin McCormack Colin McCormack ...  Bullamy 2 episodes, 1994
Nicholas Smith ...  Mr. Spottletoe 2 episodes, 1994
Lex Neale Lex Neale ...  Grand Nephew 2 episodes, 1994
Nancy Nevinson ...  Deaf Cousin 2 episodes, 1994
Philippa Urquhart Philippa Urquhart ...  Widow 2 episodes, 1994
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ...  George Chuzzlewit 2 episodes, 1994
Jenny Tomasin ...  Maidservant to Anthony / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Andrew Watson Andrew Watson ...  Gentleman Serving Punch / ... 2 episodes, 1994
Charlie Condou ...  Footman 2 episodes, 1994
Robert Putt Robert Putt ...  Mr. Jones 2 episodes, 1994
Joanna Kirkland Joanna Kirkland ...  Georgina Jones 2 episodes, 1994
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Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's (Paul Scofield's) money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises while ill, each one only interested in getting their hands on his estate.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

26 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Martin Chuzzlewit See more »

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Runtime:

(1 x 85 min, 5 x 60 min episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The role of Sarah Gamp, now portrayed by Elizabeth Spriggs, was originally intended to be played by Joan Sims, who finally got the part of Betsy Prigg here. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Unforgettable Joan Sims (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Largo from Symphony No. 9
(From the New World)
Written by Antonín Dvorák
Heard in score during American sequences
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Top quality acting all way through
20 July 2000 | by caallingSee all my reviews

This is an excellent adaptation of a fine novel. It is always a pleasure to see Dickens´s novels successfully made into films or TV series, and this version of Martin Chuzzlewit is without question the best adaptation of a Dickens novel that I have seen. Like in most of Dickens´s works the main plot is sometimes a bit difficult to keep track of because of the many secondary plots which attract our attention, but as far as I am concerned this is not a very serious disadvantage, since the far most important element in any Dickens novel is the wide range of interesting and peculiar characters that fill the pages, and since the cast of this TV production of Martin Chuzzlewit manages to make a number of the characters even more fascinating than they are in the book. All the actors and actresses in this TV-series are good; many of them are brilliant. Most remarkable are Tom Wilkinson, Keith Allen, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Chambers, Philip Franks, Maggie Steed, and Julia Sawalha. Better acting than theirs in this production is not often seen. The entire cast seem in fact to have inspired and brought out the best in each other. An example of a character which has actually become more interesting as a result of the adaptation from novel to TV-series is the character of Jonas Chuzzlewit: Keith Allen´s interpretation lends him an even more profound air of gloomy desperation and twistedness than is expressed by the Jonas we meet in the novel. Pete Postlethwaite´s interpretation of Mr. Montague Tigg is likewise of such high class that it is almost an improvement on the book without being in the least degree unfaithful to it. I really cannot recommend this TV-series enough. People with a taste for Dickens can see it many times and still feel rewarded.


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