Little Dorrit (2008)
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Episode #1.1 

London; the 1820s. Amy Dorrit was born in the Marshalsea, a debtors' prison, where her father has been incarcerated for so long he dines out on the fact,regarding himself as a local ... See full summary »

Director:

Dearbhla Walsh

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Andrew Davies (screenwriter)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Courtenay ... Mr. Dorrit
Matthew Macfadyen ... Arthur Clennam
Russell Tovey ... John Chivery
Claire Foy ... Amy Dorrit
Judy Parfitt ... Mrs. Clennam
Alun Armstrong ... Jeremiah Flintwinch / Ephraim Flintwinch
Sue Johnston ... Affery Flintwinch
Ian McElhinney ... Mr. Clennam
Bill Paterson ... Mr. Meagles
Georgia King ... Pet Meagles
Freema Agyeman ... Tattycoram
Maxine Peake ... Miss Wade
Janine Duvitski Janine Duvitski ... Mrs. Meagles
Andy Serkis ... Rigaud
Jason Thorpe ... Cavalletto
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London; the 1820s. Amy Dorrit was born in the Marshalsea, a debtors' prison, where her father has been incarcerated for so long he dines out on the fact,regarding himself as a local celebrity. She has just got a job as a seamstress to Mrs. Clennam, a widowed invalid and a ruthless businesswoman who lives in a crumbling town house with her sinister butler Flintwinch and his nervous wife Affery. Arthur Clennam, her son, is returning home after nine years working for the family firm in China. In France he meets a solitary Englishwoman Miss Wade and the retired couple, Mr. and Mrs. Meagles, who have gone abroad to take their spoilt daughter Pet's mind off the unsuitable boyfriend Henry Gowan. They also have an adopted daughter Tattycoram, whom they patronize, and Miss Wade is drawn to her as a kindred spirit. On his return to London Arthur cannot understand why his usually uncharitable mother has engaged Amy and recalls his father's dying words to 'put it right'. He assumes that his ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Emma Pierson (Fanny Dorrit) & James Fleet (Frederick Dorrit) also worked on episode 2.4, Death in Paradise: Death In The Clinic (2013), of Death in Paradise (2011) as Anna Jones & Jeremy Tipping respectively. See more »

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Le Chevalier du Guet
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Performed by Andy Serkis
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