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Bleak House (Special Edition)

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Description

Epic BBC adaptation of the Dickens classic, with a script by acclaimed writer Andrew Davies and performances from Gillian Anderson, Denis Lawson, Charles Dance and Anna Maxwell Martin, amongst many others. High and low life in Victorian London is explored to the full when young Richard Carstone (Patrick Kennedy) and his cousin Ada (Carey Mulligan) are caught up in the interminable legal case of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce. Drawn into a world where the icy and composed Lady Dedlock (Anderson) hides a dark secret, and where their lives will be affected by the attentions of their friend Esther (Martin), their guardian Mr John Jarndyce (Lawson), and the predatory attentions of various unscrupulous lawyers, boarding house owners, and debt collectors, the two young cousins will each meet with very different ends as the case approaches its long-delayed conclusion.

Product Details

Running time480 minutes
CertificationPG
LanguagesEnglish
Region2
SubtitlesNo
FormatDVD / Special Edition Box
Year2005
DirectorSusanna White
FeaturingGillian Anderson, Lilo Baur, Loo Brealey, Warren Clarke, Charles Dance, Philip Davis, Harry Eden, Burn Gorman, Matthew Kelly, Denis Lawson, Anna Maxwell Martin, Johnny Vegas
Release Date13/11/2006
Distributor2 Entertain
Number of Discs3
RRP25.52
Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
Main CategoryTelevision
Sub CategoryDrama
Based OnThe novel by Charles Dickens
StoryEpic BBC adaptation of the Dickens classic, with a script by acclaimed writer Andrew Davies and performances from Gillian Anderson, Denis Lawson, Charles Dance and Anna Maxwell Martin, amongst many others. High and low life in Victorian London is explored to the full when young Richard Carstone (Patrick Kennedy) and his cousin Ada (Carey Mulligan) are caught up in the interminable legal case of Jarndyce vs Jarndyce. Drawn into a world where the icy and composed Lady Dedlock (Anderson) hides a dark secret, and where their lives will be affected by the attentions of their friend Esther (Martin), their guardian Mr John Jarndyce (Lawson), and the predatory attentions of various unscrupulous lawyers, boarding house owners, and debt collectors, the two young cousins will each meet with very different ends as the case approaches its long-delayed conclusion.
Update Date01/05/2014
DirectorsJustin Chadwick, Susanna White
Other CastJohn Lunn, Nigel Stafford-Clark, Andrew Davies
Catalogue NumberBBCDVD 2243
SupplierSony DADC
Sound FormatDolby Digital 2.0
Bonus FootageNo
TrailersNo
Behind The ScenesNo
CommentariesYes
Commentary ByAndrew Davies (Writer), Nigel Stafford Clark (Producer), Justin Chadwick (Director) and Susanna White (Director)
Making ofNo
DocumentaryNo