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5.0 out of 5 stars Best costume drama in a decade!, 5 Dec 2008
This review is from: Little Dorrit [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
The past decade has produced some fabulous costume dramas, but Little Dorrit has to be the best: it combines moving profundity, eccentric humour and a dazzling evocation of Victorian London and Venice to create a visually spellbinding and continuously gripping experience for the viewer. It's impeccably cast, and all of the actors give superb performances, down to the last telling detail.

It's astonishing that Andrew Davies could have captured such a complex, multi-layered story with such daringly economical dialogue, but every character and scene is drawn in intricate, mesmerizing detail and the feel of the book is recreated with utmost faithfulness. Mr Pancks' leapfrog is one of our favourite television moments of all time! No-one could fail to enjoy this adaptation. We'll be watching the episodes back to back continuously for the rest of our lives!
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Initial post: 15 Jan 2009 08:57:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jan 2009 08:59:42 GMT
I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE. This is the best thing I saw in the whole of 2008 on TV and one of the best (if not the best) dramas I have ever seen on TV. The acting was absolutely fantastic with Tom Courteney (Mr Dorrit) getting better and better in each episode (if that's possible) and Clare Foy (Little Dorrit) whom I had never heard of, was brilliant so was the lovely Mr Clemman. In fact they all were. Well done BBC and everyone involved. Never, never give up producing this kind of viewing.

Posted on 18 Mar 2012 16:28:20 GMT
Irene says:
Loved this version. Pancks was a masterpiece. Tom Courtenay has always been marvellous to watch - I shall rememeber the image of him posing as a Roman emperor when I need a bit of cheering up. So many wonderful actors in this. It prompted me to read the book and I will watch this again.
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