Great expectations

United Kingdom, 1981

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This excellent BBC adaptation of the Dickens’ novel stunningly captures the power of the original. Pip, played by Gerry Sundquist, grows to maturity thanks to the help of a mysterious benefactor whom he believes to be the vindictive Miss Havisham (Joan Hickson). He falls in love with her cold- hearted niece, Estella, and seems to have successfully discarded his humble past - until the mysterious convict, Magwitch (Stratford Johns), re-enters his life.

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Credits

director

Julian Amyes

producer

Barry Letts

production company

BBC

Duration

04:58:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303439

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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