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Masterpiece. Great expectations. [Part 3]

Brian Kirk 1968- director.; George Ormond producer.; BBC Productions, production company.

2012

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  • Title:
    Masterpiece. Great expectations. [Part 3]
  • Author: Brian Kirk 1968- director.; George Ormond producer.; BBC Productions, production company.
  • Description: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Great expectations.
    Young orphan Pip wants no more from life than to one day join his brother-in-law Joe at the blacksmith's forge. Until, that is, fate intervenes - twice. First, an escaped convict (Winstone) ambushes Pip in the marshes; and not long after, a wealthy, reclusive neighbor at the macabre Satis House - Miss Havisham (Andersen) - seeks Pip out as a playmate for her adopted daughter, Estella. Pip falls almost instantly in love with Estella, and realizes that he needs to be more than a simple blacksmith's apprentice if he ever hopes to win her. But Miss Havisham - a bride-to-be who was jilted at the altar years ago and still wears her wedding dress amidst the fossilized ruins of her wedding feast - has gone to great lengths to ensure that Estella will never so much as risk heartbreak, raising her more as a tool for vengeance than a child. But when Pip is mysteriously plucked from obscurity and lured to London by an anonymous benefactor hoping to make a gentleman out of him, he suddenly has unlimited wealth at his disposal - and true love in his future. Or so he thinks.
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : Public Broadcasting Service PBS
  • Format: 1 online resource (59 minutes).
  • Subjects: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Television adaptations; Orphans -- Drama; Benefactors -- Drama; Poor children -- Drama; Revenge -- Drama; Television adaptations; Fiction television programs; Television mini-series
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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