Little Dorrit: Life and debt

Oct 17, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Telegraph.co.uk

The BBC's star-studded adaptation of Dickens's Little Dorrit is the perfect period drama for credit-crunch Britain.

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Oh this article is fantastic!

"On the day I visit, Macfadyen is required to go to extremes of sorrow and joy. In one scene, Clennam finds himself incarcerated in the Marshalsea; in the next, he and Amy discover their love for one another. Macfadyen makes both moments deeply moving."

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Oct 17, 2008
 
Ooo la la!

Nice find Sue T. Thanks.

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Oct 18, 2008
 
Can't wait for a week tomorrow! No trailer yet or at least I haven't seen one. Very up to the minute - Life and Debt! Poor Arthur, all those emotions, this is tailor-made for Matthew! Heartstrings, be prepared to be tugged!

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Oct 18, 2008
 
It is a wonderfully written and complete article. I don't know if it'll entice me the read 800 pages, but Matthew sounds perfect as Arthur. Even if he is officially a decade too young he is such a good actor he can portray that character so well from within that it believeable. Sort of like what they are saying about Frank Langella as Nixon. He doesn't particularly look like Nixon but he becomes the role so well that you believe.

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Oct 18, 2008
 
As much as I would love to watch this new series, I just happen to live in the wrong continent for sure! We can only watch BBC Worldwide news and no Tv series like in BBC America. All I can do is wait until it comes out on DVD. Does anyone know how long it usually takes for BBC series like this one to be available on DVD?

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Sharon Jap wrote:
As much as I would love to watch this new series, I just happen to live in the wrong continent for sure! We can only watch BBC Worldwide news and no Tv series like in BBC America. All I can do is wait until it comes out on DVD. Does anyone know how long it usually takes for BBC series like this one to be available on DVD?
Hello Sharon, well when Lost in Austen was shown some lovely person put the episodes up on You Tube almost instantly. We are hoping against hope that someone will do the same this time! Unfortunately after the first two eps the clips were withdrawn but then ITV are strict about licensing, or it could have been a marketing ploy! The happy news was that all the eps were on You Tube.

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Nice article Sue T,thanks!!! I think Little Dorrit is going to be a great series we are all going to talk about. It's going to touch us as how Mr. Darcy touched our heart in P&P. I'm looking forward to see it even if it is on You Tube,of course I hope that it is available on YT!!!!

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May wrote:
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Hello Sharon, well when Lost in Austen was shown some lovely person put the episodes up on You Tube almost instantly. We are hoping against hope that someone will do the same this time! Unfortunately after the first two eps the clips were withdrawn but then ITV are strict about licensing, or it could have been a marketing ploy! The happy news was that all the eps were on You Tube.
You are right May. And in fact, the BBC's iplayer will have the whole series to download after the first series airs next week! Even though we can't get into that (because we are not of an UK origin) I believe the world will see the whole series real soon!

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Oct 19, 2008
 
Here's another article! With pics! I aplogize if it's been posted already.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/322672...

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Fantastic MM, I hadn't seen that. It is like an avalanche isn't it, what fun!

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MusicalMel wrote:
Here's another article! With pics! I aplogize if it's been posted already.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/322672...
Great picture MusicalMel!!

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I note that BBC have episodes of the various dramas on iplayer, do you get that outside the UK?

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Kathy SF California wrote:
Oh this article is fantastic!
"On the day I visit, Macfadyen is required to go to extremes of sorrow and joy. In one scene, Clennam finds himself incarcerated in the Marshalsea; in the next, he and Amy discover their love for one another. Macfadyen makes both moments deeply moving."
Can't wait!
This sentence/paragraph also caught my eye when reading through the article. It made my stomach jump just knowing that MM will be giving yet another emotional character performance. I sure hope Masterpiece picks this up during the winter months. I can't think of anything more "warming" than Sunday nights with MM......(sigh)

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Oct 19, 2008
 
LD will be available somewhere on the net...and fear not, I will find it if it is...LOL!!!!

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MusicalMel wrote:
Here's another article! With pics! I aplogize if it's been posted already.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/322672...
Really great cast picture! thanks MusicalMel!!!
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Oct 20, 2008
 
The article mentions the 1988 feature film adaptation starring Derek Jacobi... I certainly remember it! It is one of the greatest films ever and you should all go a get the DVD!

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Sam thank you for posting just as we were hit by spam! I do hope you like the new LD and it compares favourably with your favourite version!

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Oct 20, 2008
 
The Daily Mail offering for Little Dorrit!

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/artic...

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Kathy SF California wrote:
The Daily Mail offering for Little Dorrit!
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/tvshowbiz/artic...
LOL, wow, the pic on the left is pretty fuzzy!

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