Little Dorrit (2008)
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Episode #1.11 

Pa and Ma Meagles arrive in Venice as Pet gives birth to a son, assisted by her good friend Amy. For all their differences Amy and Fanny are mutually horrified to see Mrs. General woo their... See full summary »

Director:

Adam Smith

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Andrew Davies (screenwriter)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Foy ... Amy Dorrit
Emma Pierson ... Fanny Dorrit
Tom Courtenay ... Mr. Dorrit
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. General
Matthew Macfadyen ... Arthur Clennam
Georgia King ... Pet Gowan
Janine Duvitski Janine Duvitski ... Mrs. Meagles
Alex Wyndham ... Henry Gowan
Bill Paterson ... Mr. Meagles
Nicholas Jones ... Scary Butler
Anton Lesser ... Mr. Merdle
Robert Hardy ... Tite Barnacle
Nicholas Blane ... Lawyer
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Doctor
Amanda Redman ... Mrs. Merdle
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Storyline

Pa and Ma Meagles arrive in Venice as Pet gives birth to a son, assisted by her good friend Amy. For all their differences Amy and Fanny are mutually horrified to see Mrs. General woo their father and Fanny finally marries Sparkler, to escape having to have Mrs. General as a step-mother. Amy is deeply upset when her father forbids her to return to London with the newly-weds. Due to Mr. Merdle's influence Sparkler is given a job at the Circumlocution Office. The sycophantic Dorrit congratulates him but Mr. Meagles is critical of the office's uselessness and tells him to recall how Arthur used to canvass there in vain on his behalf. He is not pleased to be reminded of his past. In London 'Wanted' posters appear for Rigaud. He was the last person to be seen with Flintwinch's twin before he did away with him for Mrs. Clennam's box. Cavaletto informs Arthur that the man is a dangerous criminal, and Arthur goes to warn his mother but she is dismissive of his anxieties and sends him away. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) & James Fleet (Frederick Dorrit) also worked on episode 2.4, Death in Paradise: Death In The Clinic (2013), of Death in Paradise (2011) as Anna Jones & Jeremy Tipping respectively. See more »

Quotes

Amy Dorrit: I don't think I shall ever learn to be a lady of leisure, Fanny.
Fanny Dorrit: Now that is not the spirit, is it? Of course it is hard. It's downright boring sometimes but one just has to work at it.
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