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Great Expectations 

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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:
Douglas Booth ...  Pip 3 episodes, 2011
Jack Roth ...  Dolge Orlick 3 episodes, 2011
Ray Winstone ...  Abel Magwitch 3 episodes, 2011
David Suchet ...  Jaggers 3 episodes, 2011
Paul Rhys ...  Compeyson / ... 3 episodes, 2011
Shaun Dooley ...  Joe Gargery 3 episodes, 2011
Gillian Anderson ...  Miss Havisham 3 episodes, 2011
Vanessa Kirby ...  Estella 3 episodes, 2011
Mark Addy ...  Pumblechook 3 episodes, 2011
Harry Lloyd ...  Herbert Pocket 2 episodes, 2011
Mary Roscoe Mary Roscoe ...  Hannah 2 episodes, 2011
Paul Ritter ...  Wemmick 2 episodes, 2011
Tom Burke ...  Bentley Drummle 2 episodes, 2011
Steve Lately Steve Lately ...  Mike 2 episodes, 2011
Susan Lynch ...  Molly 2 episodes, 2011
Claire Rushbrook ...  Mrs. Joe 2 episodes, 2011
Perdita Weeks ...  Clara 2 episodes, 2011
Frances Barber ...  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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1 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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(3 episodes)

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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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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Not always great, but better than some adaptations.
24 January 2017 | by studioATSee all my reviews

Airing over Christmas 2011 this adaptation of Dickens' classic novel is actually pretty good. It can't compete with the David Lean version, but there's a lot to be liked about it.

Yes, it cuts out some moments, which is odd seeing as they had several episodes to tell it in rather than the 90 mins you'd have in a film, but all involved seem to suit their roles well and give good performances.

It's not perfect, but there are lots of strong moments within this mini series and I rate it as being stronger than the film version that followed a year later.


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