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...
This gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation from one of British television's most exciting new writers
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“Absolutley Fantastic! A wonderful adaptation of a traditional tale with very real depictions of the darker side of the story. One finds themself being able to identify not only for oliver and the "nice" characters, but also feel empathy for the likes of Bill Sikes. Perfect. ”
From: Alexandra Tosh
“I love this adaptation of oliver so much. I find the grit and gravel of the story REALLY effective. I love it so bad that I wish I was in it. I highly recommend it to any oliver fans. Buy it its brilliant!”
“I really enjoyed the TV series and i cannot wait until the DVD is released i shall be the FIRST one to buy it. The story was really gripping and you can't understand how happy i would be if another series came out. You see Oliver Twist has been my favorite Charles Dicken's novel since i was little but this series really pleased me as like i said i am a big fan i just fell in love with it!!!!! PLEASE CAN YOU MAKE A NEW SERIES!!!!! ”
From: Bethany O'Connor