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 Englandand 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.
|Series||Masterpiece theatre (Television program)|
Criminals -- Drama.
London (England) -- Drama.
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
Kitchen, Michael, 1948-
Walters, Julie, 1950-
Knightley, Keira, 1985-
Smith, Sam, 1989-
Lindsay, Robert, 1949-
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Oliver Twist.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Carlton International Media Limited.
Michael Kitchen, Julie Walters, Keira Knightley, Sam Smith, Robert Lindsay.
Editor, David Rees ; music, Elvis Costello, Paul Pritchard.
Closed-captioned; described video for the visually impaired.
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.
DVD; Dolby digital.
3 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.