Oliver Twist. by Charles Dickens ; writer, Sarah Phelps ; producer, Sarah Brown ; director, Coky Giedroyć ; BBC, WGBH Boston co-production. Episode 1 /

This gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation from one of British television's most exciting new writers breathes new life into the popular Dickens story. On a dark and stormy winter's night in a miserable, dank room, lit only by a few candles, Oliver is born into a life of poverty and...

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Online Access:Streaming video from Academic Video Online
Other Authors: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Oliver Twist. Giedroyc, Coky (Director) Brown, Sarah (Producer)
Format: Video
Language:English
Published:London, England : British Broadcasting Corporation, 2007.
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Summary:This gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation from one of British television's most exciting new writers breathes new life into the popular Dickens story. On a dark and stormy winter's night in a miserable, dank room, lit only by a few candles, Oliver is born into a life of poverty and misfortune. Growing up in a workhouse, watching the suffering and cruelty endured by the boys at the hands of his masters, Oliver decides he wants more and sets out for London. There he meets the Artful Dodger, Nancy, Fagin and the boys and gets the first warm welcome of his life - unaware that this kindness requires its own type of payment to be collected by the evil Bill Sykes. A chance meeting with Mr Brownlow and Rose sees Oliver's fortunes change. But there are those unknown to Oliver determined to ruin and destroy his life.
Item Description:Title from resource description page (viewed February 08, 2017).
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Physical Description:1 online resource (87 minutes)
Playing Time:01:26:40
Awards:Won 2008 BAFTA Awards, BAFTA TV Award, Best Costume Design
Nominated 2008 BAFTA Awards, BAFTA TV Award, Best Make Up & Hair Design
Nominated 2008 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Best Drama Series
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