Dickens' oft-filmed novel Great Expectations has been adapted several times for British television. This version was offered as a two-parter in 1980, then distributed to the U.S. in 1981. Gerry Sundquist stars as Pip, a young boy of humble means whose subsequent career in London is subsidized by a mysterious benefactor. Joan Hickson co-stars as the formidable Miss Havisham, who may be Pip's mysterious sponsor, while Stratford Johns also appears in a pivotal role. Running 300 minutes, Great Expectations is currently available as a 2-cassette videotape set.