The acclaimed 1967 BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations is now available to own on DVD for the first time. Starring BAFTA-winner Francesca Annis (Home Fires), Gary Bond (Zulu), Hannah Gordon (The Elephant Man) and BAFTA-nominee Peter Vaughan (Game of Thrones) Young Philip Pirrip (Christopher Guard) universally known as Pip encounters escaped convict Magwitch (John Tate) in a deserted graveyard, and helps him find food and escape his shackles. When his kindness is later rewarded by an unexpected inheritance, the adult Pip (Gary Bond), surrounded... by home comforts, grows mean and arrogant and smitten with the aloof Estella (Francesca Annis).Maxine Audley plays vindictive recluse Miss Havisham, who has raised Estella to distrust all men. Written by acclaimed playwright Hugh Leonard, who adapted many of Dickens books for TV and the stage, this is a delightful cautionary tale of the power of wealth to corrupt and betray. [show more]
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All ten episodes of the 1967 BBC adaptation of the classic novel by Charles Dickens. When young orphan Pip (Christopher Guard) encounters an escaped convict by the name of Magwitch (John Tate), he decides to help him by finding him some food and removing his shackles. As an adult, Pip (Gary Bond) receives an unexpected inheritance and finds himself surrounded by riches and home comforts. Along the way however, he loses touch with the kindness and compassion he once displayed as a child, replacing them with arrogance and contempt. The episodes are: 'The Convict', 'Miss Havisham', 'Apprenticeship', 'Confidences Exchanged', 'The Betrayal', 'Herbert's Warning', 'Pip's Benefactor', 'Estella's Father', 'Retribution' and 'Face to Face'.