Screenwriter Andrew Davies' adapts Charles Dickens' tale of struggle and hardship in 1820s London. Returning to England after many years abroad, Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen) sees a sparkle in the eye of diminutive young seamstress Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy). But "Little Dorrit" works for his mother, and in digging for the truth about the mysterious girl he winds up at Marshalsea Debtors Prison. There, he discovers that the specter of debt follows the object of his affections like an oppressive shadow. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Marshalsea Prison (Southwark, London, England)
Social classes -- England -- Drama.
Women dressmakers -- England -- Drama.
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Drama.
London (England) -- Drama.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :BBC Video :2009
Distributed by Warner Home Video,
Davies, Andrew, 1936-
Smith, Adam (Wildlife conservationist)
Macfadyen, Matthew, 1974-
Foy, Claire, 1984-
Parfitt, Judy, 1935-
Pierson, Emma, 1981-
Jones, Ruth, 1966-
Johnston, Sue, 1943-
Paterson, Bill, 1945-
Agyeman, Freema, 1979-
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
2 Entertain (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
BBC Video (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Matthew Macfadyen, Claire Foy, Tom Courtenay, Alun Armstrong, Judy Parfitt, Emma Pierson, Ruth Jones, Sue Johnston, Bill Paterson, Andy Serkis, James Fleet, Freema Agyeman.
With optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally broadcast as a British television mini-series in 2008.
Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens.
Contains all 14 episodes of the mini-series.
Special features: "Little Dorrit : an insight" featurette; picture gallery.
DVD 9; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (16x9, enhanced); Dolby digital stereo.
4 videodiscs (approximately 452 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.