Thursday, March 26, 2009

Masterpiece: Little Dorrit on PBS

Little Dorrit

Airing March 29 - April 26, 2009 on PBS Check local listings

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death — threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving.

Cast and Crew Interviews
Meet the bts in Amy Dorrit's sprawling world, and the actors who portray them.

Veteran screenwriter Andrew Davies and newcomer actress Claire Foy on making Little Dorrit.

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9 comments and creative thoughts:

Ruth said...

I just got the email from Masterpiece reminding me about this show. I am SO excited, I'm a Masterpiece nut! :)

CherryBlossomMJ said...

It is from things like this that I wish I had cable TV again.

Ruth said...

Does your local PBS station not show the Masterpiece broadcasts?

CherryBlossomMJ said...

The least expensive of even the local cable cost more than $70. It's ridiculous, so we have no cable TV, only internet. Because DH agrees we cannot live without internet. It is expensive enough out here. (monopoly with a terrible company)

Ruth said...

That is craziness! Well with the internet you should be able to watch Little Dorrit the next day...I believe the episodes are supposed to be put on the Masterpiece website.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

They do put it on-line for a short period of time, but it's an itty bitty screen. :( Not the same as a couple years ago when I could watch it on PBS HDTV. *sigh*

remnant reminscences said...

Sigh, I won't be able to watch this...yet!! I don't have TV. I hate it when I hear about these (Masterpiece movies) before I can get them on DVD! This looks good though, I can't wait for my library to get it.

Baba said...

Hi! Party hopping and participating too so stop in for a visit. I would love watching this! My kind of movie!

Ruth said...

If you're interested, I just posted what may be my longest blog post ever (*grin*) on part one of Little Dorrit. Hope you get to see it soon, I'm really enjoying it so far!

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