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Series cast summary:
...  Amy Dorrit 14 episodes, 2008
...  Arthur Clennam 14 episodes, 2008
...  Mr. Dorrit 14 episodes, 2008
...  Mrs. Clennam / ... 14 episodes, 2008
...  Fanny Dorrit / ... 14 episodes, 2008
...  Flintwinch / ... 13 episodes, 2008
...  Pancks 12 episodes, 2008
...  Cavalletto 12 episodes, 2008
...  Edmund Sparkler / ... 12 episodes, 2008
...  Rigaud 11 episodes, 2008
...  Mrs. Plornish 11 episodes, 2008
...  Mrs. Merdle 11 episodes, 2008
...  John Chivery 10 episodes, 2008
...  Pet Gowan / ... 10 episodes, 2008
...  Henry Gowan 10 episodes, 2008
...  Tattycoram 10 episodes, 2008
...  Daniel Doyce 10 episodes, 2008
...  Miss Wade 10 episodes, 2008
...  Flora Finching 10 episodes, 2008
...  Frederick Dorrit 9 episodes, 2008
...  Chivery 9 episodes, 2008
...  Mr. Meagles 9 episodes, 2008
...  Mr. Merdle / ... 9 episodes, 2008
...  Affery / ... 9 episodes, 2008
...  Mrs. General 9 episodes, 2008
...  Mr. F's Aunt 9 episodes, 2008
Janine Duvitski ...  Mrs. Meagles 8 episodes, 2008
...  Maggy 8 episodes, 2008
...  Tip Dorrit 8 episodes, 2008
...  Scary Butler 7 episodes, 2008
...  Plornish 6 episodes, 2008
...  Mr. Casby 6 episodes, 2008
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The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked. Written by Anonymous

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Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit  »

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This was the second time that Russell Tovey and Claire Foy worked alongside each other, first appearing in the pilot of Being Human, some months prior. In that series, Tovey plays a character in love with Foy's character (similar to John's and Amy's relationship). See more »

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Featured in The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009) See more »

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Wow...just, wow!
24 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

Generally the BBC adaptation of Dickens are great, but this was just something more. Not only is this a great story, parts of which could have been ripped from recent financial headlines, but the script, cast and direction were pretty much flawless from beginning to end. And did I mention the cinematography?

The plan was to watch the 4 disc set over several days. That didn't quite work out. The second day became a marathon viewing session. All of us watching kept calling out for the next installment as soon as the previous one came to an end. It had it all: love story, social commentary, great characters, and a mystery that isn't solved until the very end. I won't say what that is. In a way, it is incidental to the story. It will keep you guessing, but it is not really the point.

Get it and watch it. You won't be disappointed.


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