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 Mrs. Meagles 8 episodes, 2008
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 Plornish 6 episodes, 2008
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 Mr. F's Aunt 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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The dark empire-waist coat Maxine Peake (Miss Wade) wears is the same costume worn by a mourner in the opening scene of David Copperfield (1999), by Alex Kingston (Mrs. Bennet) in Lost in Austen (2008), and by Phyllida Law (Mrs. Austen) to church in Miss Austen Regrets (2008). See more »

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Version of Novela: La pequeña Dorrit I (1970) See more »

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Classic drama
10 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

I love this version of Little Dorrit. Whilst I have not read the book, and so cannot vouch for its following the storyline faithfully, I find it interesting enough to enjoy it immensely every time I watch it.

Some characters are funny, some capricious, others are mercenary whilst a few are kind and good hearted. The juxtaposition of all the different personalities really does make good viewing, and the true Dickensian oddities are very funny and entertaining, like Mr. Panks or the extraordinary French gentleman!

The story holds a lot of events and developments that both interest and satisfy the viewer. A classic tale of love, hardship and affluence, this film is like a ray of sunlight in a darkened room: murky and mysterious, yet somehow also rather quaint and sweet.


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