Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Director: Gareth Davies

Cast: Gareth Davies

     
 

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The second British miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist aired over the BBC in 1985. Ben Rodska essays the title character, a much-maligned orphan boy who, unbeknownst to himself, is heir to a vast fortune. Before finding this out, Oliver falls into the clutches of the delightfully wicked pickpocket Fagin (Eric Porter) and the wholly evilSee more details below

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The second British miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist aired over the BBC in 1985. Ben Rodska essays the title character, a much-maligned orphan boy who, unbeknownst to himself, is heir to a vast fortune. Before finding this out, Oliver falls into the clutches of the delightfully wicked pickpocket Fagin (Eric Porter) and the wholly evil outlaw Bill Sikes (Michael Attwell). Other familiar characters include the insouciant street urchin Artful Dodger (David Garlick), the tragic Nancy Sykes (Amanda Harris), benevolent Mr. Brownlow (Frank Middlemass), and the aptly named Bumble the Beadle (Godfrey James). Running for six half-hour episodes, Oliver Twist was later shown in the U.S. as part of the PBS anthology Wonderworks.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/06/2005
UPC:
0794051233325
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Region Code:
1
Time:
5:52:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; An Audience With Charles Dickens: Sikes and Nancy - In this 30-minute film, Simon Callow recreates the author's most famous public reading - the scene between Sikes and Nancy from Oliver Twist

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Oliver Twist, Episodes 1-6
1. A Pauper's Fate [5:13]
2. Weekly Stipend [2:57]
3. Before the Board [6:28]
4. The Shortest Straw [5:40]
5. Indentured Service [7:40]
6. End Credits [1:18]
1. Liberal Terms [5:30]
2. Workhouse Ruffian [5:02]
3. Gaining Favor [4:02]
4. Every Tear Is a Shilling [8:12]
5. Bread and Water [5:28]
6. End Credits [:55]
1. A Penny Earned [5:07]
2. Among Friends [5:22]
3. Honest Living [3:50]
4. Playing the Game [6:59]
5. All in a Day's Work [6:21]
6. End Credits [1:18]
1. Swearing In [6:27]
2. Scheming Mischief [4:51]
3. Mother's Embrace [5:21]
4. A Story to Tell [4:47]
5. Family Reunion [6:53]
6. End Credits [1:08]
1. Civil Words [6:56]
2. Lessons Learned [5:57]
3. Plans in Store [5:20]
4. The Long and Short [4:01]
5. Dirty Business [6:05]
6. End Credits [1:17]
1. Picture of Content [7:23]
2. Birthright [5:41]
3. Weak Creatures [3:38]
4. Abandoned Duties [3:10]
5. In From the Cold [8:41]
6. End Credits [1:05]
Disc #1, Side B -- Oliver Twist, Episodes 7-12
1. Inhuman Disposition [7:14]
2. Skin of the Teeth [4:49]
3. Departed Friends [5:11]
4. The Passing of Time [4:41]
5. Running a Fever [5:44]
6. End Credits [1:04]
1. Return to Normality [5:32]
2. Troubled Thoughts [6:02]
3. No More Dreaming [3:07]
4. Dear at Any Price [7:57]
5. Presence of the Master [5:25]
6. End Credits [1:16]
1. Scrap of Proof [7:43]
2. Time and Absence [1:43]
3. Cunning Devils [6:11]
4. Cat on a Stove [4:33]
5. Lady of the Night [8:02]
6. End Credits [1:18]
1. Friends Reunited [5:38]
2. Beer and Cold Meat [4:51]
3. Confiding in Others [5:04]
4. Genius at Work [7:25]
5. Waiting 'Til Midnight [5:24]
6. End Credits [1:07]
1. Midnight Masquerade [6:33]
2. From a Little Bird [5:56]
3. Spilled Blood [3:50]
4. Daytime Inquisition [6:33]
5. Cursed Crew [5:28]
6. End Credits [1:13]
1. On the Scent [5:55]
2. Fleeing Justice [5:05]
3. Only a Memory [3:38]
4. Secrets Revealed [6:56]
5. Making Amends [6:26]
6. End Credits [1:15]

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