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Oliver Twist (BBC)

This gripping take on Charles Dickens' classic remains faithful to the spirit of the novel whilst delivering a modern, thrilling, tragic and occasionally comic edge. Oliver is born into poverty and misfortune - the son of an unmarried mother, who dies shortly after his birth; he is soon delivered to the workhouse. There, the cruel Mr. Bumble oversees children tormented by starvation and suffering. When Oliver dares ask for more gruel, he finds himself cast out and forced to make his own way in the world... Top cast includes Timothy Spall, Adam Arnold, Tom Hardy, Sophie Okenedo, Edward Fox, Anna Massey, John Sessions and young William Miller as Oliver.

Year: 2007
Genre: Drama, TV Drama, Television Shows, Charles Dickens, As Seen on TV - Drama
Country: UK, USA
Director: Coky Giedroyc
Starring: Anna Massey, Edward Fox, John Sessions, Timothy Spall, Tom Hardy, Gregor Fisher, Rob Brydon, Sophie Okonedo, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sarah Lancashire, Morven Christie, William Miller, Adam Arnold
Duration: 206 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence.
6.9/10
Location in store: Drama (TV)

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