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Great Expectations 

A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.
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Series cast summary:
Gerry Sundquist ...  Pip 13 episodes, 1981
Tim Munro Tim Munro ...  Herbert Pocket 9 episodes, 1981
Derek Francis ...  Mr. Jaggers 8 episodes, 1981
Colin Jeavons ...  Wemmick 8 episodes, 1981
Stratford Johns ...  Abel Magwitch 7 episodes, 1981
Phillip Joseph Phillip Joseph ...  Joe Gargery 7 episodes, 1981
Linal Haft ...  Orlick 6 episodes, 1981
Peter Whitbread Peter Whitbread ...  Compeyson 6 episodes, 1981
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A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.

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Tim Munro played Herbert Pocket in this production and his grandfather, Ivor Barnard, played Wemmick in the David Lean film. See more »

Goofs

Two episodes, Great Expectations: Episode Two: Part 1 and Great Expectations: Episode Two: Part 2, were both captioned "Episode Two" in the opening titles. See more »

Connections

Version of Great Expectations (1959) See more »

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The Harmonious Blacksmith
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
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The book on screen
31 January 2020 | by highlander-22844See all my reviews

This 1981 adaption is essentially the entire book on screen, if you loved the novel and are not a snob when it comes to big budget production values which this admittedly does not have you'll love it. Dark, atmospheric, well acted and in keeping with the spirit of Dickens and the book I can't recommend this enough. It is long yes but for a complete adaption of the book it had to be really. Recommended.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1981 (UK) See more »

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Great Expectations See more »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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