Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels - arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London. Fresh and imaginative, yet faithful to the original, this thrilling fast-paced adaptation is shot with a contemporary edge.
At its heart is the story of the icily beautiful Lady Dedlock, who nurses a dark secret, and the merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn, who seeks to uncover it. The generous John Jarndyce, struggling with his own past, and his two young wards Richard and Ada, are all caught up, like Lady Dedlock, in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, which will make one of them rich beyond imagination if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs deeper into Lady Dedlock's past, he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever, and which is almost as astounding as the final outcome of the Jarndyce case.
DVD Extras: Audio commentaries from writer Andrew Davies, producer Nigel Stafford Clark and the directors Justin Chadwick & Susanna White, Interviews with cast members Gillian Anderson, Charles Dance & Denis Lawson (60 mins) and Photo gallery
Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels
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“My wife and I are watching this masterpiece for the 4th time since we purchased the DVD and it is compulsary viewing at this time of year. This is sheer brilliance by the BBC not only in the production and direction but the casting also. Every character is portrayed brilliantly even those who have only have visual expression to offer. When I purchased this for my Sister in Law in Australia she couldn't stop watching it until the very end. Absolutely well done to an excellent BBC.”
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