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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
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Series cast summary:
...  Pip 3 episodes, 2011
...  Dolge Orlick 3 episodes, 2011
...  Abel Magwitch 3 episodes, 2011
...  Jaggers 3 episodes, 2011
...  Compeyson / ... 3 episodes, 2011
...  Joe Gargery 3 episodes, 2011
...  Miss Havisham 3 episodes, 2011
...  Estella 3 episodes, 2011
...  Pumblechook 3 episodes, 2011
...  Herbert Pocket 2 episodes, 2011
...  Hannah 2 episodes, 2011
...  Wemmick 2 episodes, 2011
...  Bentley Drummle 2 episodes, 2011
Steve Lately ...  Mike 2 episodes, 2011
...  Molly 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mrs. Joe 2 episodes, 2011
...  Clara 2 episodes, 2011
...  Mrs. Brandley 2 episodes, 2011
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The orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

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Charles Dickens' Große Erwartungen  »

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Over 80 tonnes of dirt, weeds and creepers were used to transform Holdenby House in Northamptonshire into Miss Havisham's decaying manor Satis House. See more »

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Remade as Great Expectations (2012) See more »

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Bitterly disappointed
9 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I've only watched halfway through the first episodes but as far as I can tell I'm yet to hear a single line from the original text. Dickens isn't Dickens without his perfect prose. I understand the need to condense the dialogue but surely they could've done better than this.

Take this example from the first chapter of the original:

"Now lookee here!" said the man. "Where's your mother?" "There, sir!" said I. He started, made a short run, and stopped and looked over his shoulder. "There, sir!" I timidly explained. "Also Georgiana. That's my mother." "Oh!" said he, coming back. "And is that your father alonger your mother?" "Yes, sir," said I; "him too; late of this parish."

This has been vandalized into:

"Where's your parents?" "Dead and Buried"

I rest my case.

From the little I saw Ray Winstone was impressive.


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