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The Human Beast 

The demons of greed and indifference to humanity are prevalent in Ebenezer Scrooge, and on Christmas Eve night he is warned that his only hope of redemption is a series of visits from three spirits.

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Nick Murphy

Writers:

Steven Knight (created for television by), Steven Knight | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Guy Pearce ... Ebenezer Scrooge
Andy Serkis ... Ghost of Christmas Past
Stephen Graham ... Jacob Marley
Joe Alwyn ... Bob Cratchit
Vinette Robinson ... Mary Cratchit
Jason Flemyng ... Ghost of Christmas Future
Charlotte Riley ... Lottie / Ghost of Christmas Present
Johnny Harris ... Franklin Scrooge
Kayvan Novak ... Ali Baba
Callum Evans Callum Evans ... Miner's Son
Lenny Rush Lenny Rush ... Tim Cratchit
Tiarna Williams Tiarna Williams ... Belinda Cratchit
Earl Carpenter Earl Carpenter ... Congregation Member
Dan Fredenburgh ... Mr. Hooper
Elliot Warren ... Rag & Bone Man
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The demons of greed and indifference to humanity are prevalent in Ebenezer Scrooge, and on Christmas Eve night he is warned that his only hope of redemption is a series of visits from three spirits.

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While the Ghost of Christmas past is usually portrayed as a woman, this version portrays the Ghost of Christmas Past a man, as was done in the animated A Christmas Carol (1997). See more »

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On Christmas Eve, the sunset in London is always within a few minutes of 3:55 PM. At 6:59, when Scrooge is first seen, it would have been pitch-black except for a few flickering gas lamps. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Scrooge: [looking out the window] Behold. One day of the year. They all grin and greet each other when every other day they walk by with their faces in their collars. You know, it makes me very sad to see all the lies that come as surely as the snow at this time of year. How many "Merry Christmases" are meant and how many are lies? To pretend on one day of the year that the human beast is not the human beast. That it is possible we can all be transformed. But if it were so... if it were possible for so ...
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Very different approach, but I love it
26 December 2020 | by billsoccerSee all my reviews

All the main elements are there - Scrooges meanness, the economic bleakness, but with updated dialogue and scenes. Marley concious in his grave and must help convert SCROOGE - GREAT VERSION.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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