Rent Bleak House (1959)

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Synopsis:
Dickens' elegant satire about a disputed inheritance and the self-serving workings of the legal system gripped the public imagination in this classic 1959 TV series adapted by the prolific Constance Cox, best known for surprising viewers with her explosive 'Oliver Twist'. Andrew Cruickshank stars as John Jarndyce and Diana Fairfax as his ward Esther Summerson in this delightfully complex comic drama.
A mystery story in which Esther uncovers the truth about her birth and her lost mother Lady Dedlock (Iris Russell); a murder story featuring one of the first detectives in English fiction, Inspector Bucket (Richard Pearson); and at its heart is a redemption tale about a desolate home transformed by compassionate love. Colin Jeavons and Elizabeth Shepherd are Esther's fellow wards and bequest rivals Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, and some of Dickens' most colourful minor characters also sweep into view, including devious family lawyer Tulkinghorn (John Phillips), hen-pecked legal stationer Snagsby (Leslie French), bird-loving old maid Miss Flite (Nora Nicholson), smitten clerk William Guppy (Timothy Bateson), moneygrubbing litigator Vholes (Gerald Cross), ill-tempered moneylender Smallweed (Terence Soall) and sozzled rag-and-bottle man Krook (Wilfrid Brambell).
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Eric Tayler
Writers:
Constance Cox, Charles Dickens
Aka:
Bleak House - Charles Dickens Classics
Studio:
Simply Media
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
21/08/2017
Run Time:
330 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 6
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 7 - 11

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