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Charles Dickens - The Masterworks Collection (1999 - 2008)  

Number: 737

cover Charles Dickens - The Masterworks Collection

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Country: UK, 1368 minutes

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Genre(s): Drama

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Cast: Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Matthew MacFadyen

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline: Charles Dickens - The Masterworks Collection
A 10-disc comprehensive collection of the latest, critically acclaimed Masterpiece adaptations of Charles Dickens!

Oliver Twist (2007)
Oliver's closest family are the workhouse board, and their plans for Oliver's future does not stretch much beyond starving him to death with pitiful rations of gruel. But Oliver's a fighter, and after a courageous rebellion when he dares to ask for more, Oliver is cast out and forced to make his own way in the world. Runtime: 176 min (5 parts)

The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee. Runtime: 93 min

Little Dorrit (2008)
This gripping new adaptation by Andrew Davies brings to life Dickens' powerful story of love, honour, debt and hope in 1820s London. The kind-hearted Amy, the Little Dorrit of the title, looks after her proud father, William, who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival from overseas of the benevolent Arthur Clennam, who is determined to solve the mystery of his father's dying words, "Put it right, Arthur." Running time 452 minutes (14 parts)

Great Expectations (1999)
Young Pip is expected to become a blacksmith, but, hating the soot and smoke, he secretly dreams of becoming a gentleman. When he meets the mysterious Miss Havisham and her haughty niece Estella, Pip is confident that his dream is to come true. Running time 168 minutes (2 parts)

Comments: 2 Entertainment;UPC883929101634;;10-Disc Set;

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