Little Dorrit

Scandalous secrets, strangling bureaucracy, and crippling debts collide in this compelling adaptation of Charles Dickens' weighty novel, which debuted in serial form in 1855. Mrs. Clennam (Judy Parfitt), a shut-in, kicks the complex storyline into action when she hires 21-year-old seamstress Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy,) just days before her son, Arthur (Matthew Macfadyen), returns to London after 15 years at sea. Amy lives with her proud father, William (Tom Courtenay), in Marshalsea, the debtor's prison where Dickens' own father did time. Despite his mother's denials, Arthur becomes convinced that there's a connection between the Clennams and the Dorrits, so he attempts to solve the mystery on his own, with help from sniveling rent collector Pancks (Eddie Marsan) and hindrance from surly servant Flintwinch (Alun Armstrong) and the aptly-named Circumlocution Office.

Year: 2008
Genre: TV Drama, Television Shows, Deluxe Box Sets, Charles Dickens
Country: UK
Director: Diarmuid Lawrence, Dearbhla Walsh, Adam Smith
Starring: Bill Paterson, Judy Parfitt, Tom Courtenay, Andy Serkis, James Fleet, Alun Armstrong, Freema Agyeman, Claire Foy, Emma Pierson, Ruth Jones, Sue Johnston, Matthew Macfadyen
Duration: 499 Minutes
Rating: M - Adult themes.
Location in store: Drama (TV)



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