Oliver Twist

Format: DVD 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Summary
Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist is a drama of dark comedy, astonishing vivacity, and soaring imagination; a story that celebrates the resilience and triumph of a little boy's spirit.
In this extraordinary production, storyteller Alan Bleasdale broadens the scope of Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphan in 19th century England—and the characters who influence his destiny. Oliver's mother, Agnes, struggles against the tragic circumstances that ultimately leave Oliver a penniless orphan. At the Parish Workhouse, he is forced by other boys to ask for more food, and as a result, is sold as an apprentice to a miserly undertaker. He runs away and is taken in by master thief Fagin, who is in league with a murderous pair determined to see that Oliver never inherits the fortune he deserves. Life twists and turns again and again for Oliver, landing him in alternately dangerous and hopeful circumstances. Oliver Twist is a drama of dark comedy, astonishing vivacity and soaring imagination, but ultimately, it is a story that celebrates the resilience and triumph of a little boy's spirit.
Additional Information
Series Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Subjects Orphans -- Drama.
Criminals -- Drama.
London (England) -- Drama.
Television adaptations.
Television series.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Publisher [United States] :WGBH :2004
Distributed by Carlton International Media Ltd.,
Edition Full screen version.
Other Titles Oliver Twist.
Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
Contributors Bleasdale, Alan.
Thompson, Keith (Producer)
Rye, Renny.
Kitchen, Michael, 1948-
Walters, Julie, 1950-
Knightley, Keira, 1985-
Smith, Sam, 1989-
Lindsay, Robert, 1949-
Costello, Elvis.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Oliver Twist.
Diplomat Films.
United Productions.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Carlton International Media Limited.
Participants/Performers Michael Kitchen, Julie Walters, Keira Knightley, Sam Smith, Robert Lindsay.
Other Contributors Editor, David Rees ; music, Elvis Costello, Paul Pritchard.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
Closed-captioned; described video for the visually impaired.
Notes Originally broadcast by ITV in 1999.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Special features: Printable materials for educators; access to the ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre web site.
System Details DVD; Dolby digital.
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1593751508
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