Little Dorrit DVD

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A victim of her father's debt 'Little Dorrit' has spent her childhood behind the heavy iron doors of Marshalsea Prison. But will a chance meeting change her life? Andrew Davies' gripping new series brings to life Dickens' classic tale of hardship and struggle in 1820s London where larger-than-life characters leap from rags to riches (and back again) and fortunes can be reversed in an instant. Returning home after many years abroad Arthur Clennam is surprised by the mysterious presence of Amy Dorrit a young seamstress in his mother's house. Troubled by the Dorrits'... plight and suspecting his own family's involvement in their downfall he resolves to help them. Delving into the puzzling connections between the two families Arthur entangles himself in a mystery that transcends the walls of Marshalsea to include an epic scope and a personal resonance that makes this tale one of the most exhilarating and stirring in history. And as the truth unfolds Arthur discovers that the shadow of debt can fall in the most unlikely of places [show more]

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Released
17 April 2019
Directors
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Format
DVD 
Publisher
2 Entertain Video 
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Runtime
452 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5051561027734 
  • Average Rating for Little Dorrit [2008] - 3 out of 5


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  • Little Dorrit [2008]
    Patricia Morris

    One of Dickens usual books showing the hardships of the times
    The BBC with their usual care have selected actors who can play their charactars who make the series life like and totally beliefable

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A victim of her father's debt, 'Little Dorrit' has spent her childhood behind the heavy, iron doors of Marshalsea Prison. But will a chance meeting change her life? Andrew Davies' gripping new series brings to life Dickens’ classic tale of hardship and struggle in 1820s London, where larger-than-life characters leap from rags to riches (and back again), and fortunes can be reversed in an instant. Returning home after many years abroad, Arthur Clennam is surprised by the mysterious presence of Amy Dorrit, a young seamstress, in his mother's house. Troubled by the Dorrits' plight, and suspecting his own family's involvement in their downfall, he resolves to help them. Delving into the puzzling connections between the two families, Arthur entangles himself in a mystery that transcends the walls of Marshalsea to include an epic scope, and a personal resonance, that makes this tale one of the most exhilarating and stirring in history. And as the truth unfolds, Arthur discovers that the shadow of debt can fall in the most unlikely of places…

Andrew Davies's adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens tale of hardship and struggle in 1820s London. The Dorrit family has spent years in a debtors' prison due to the financial mess in which father William (Tom Courtenay) managed to land himself as a youth. Youngest daughter Amy (Claire Foy), known as Little Dorrit, finds work with the wealthy Mrs Clenham (Judy Parfitt) but knows that her father will, in all probability, spend the remainder of his life in gaol. However, when Arthur Clenham (Matthew Macfadyen), recently returned from abroad, comes to suspect that his late father was in part responsible for the Dorrits' plight, he becomes determined to make amends. But as he continues to delve into the mysteries of the Dorrits' and his parents' shared past, he is unaware that his own mother's house has been placed in peril by the arrival of a sinister stranger.