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Oliver Twist

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Summary
**A gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation.of Oliver Twist by one of British television’s most.exciting writers, Sarah Phelps, breathes new life.into this much loved classic.**..On a dark and stormy winter’s night in a miserable, dank.room, lit only by a few candles, Oliver is born into a life of.poverty and misfortune. His unmarried mother dies only.moments later, leaving Oliver alone in the world...Ten years on and after growing up in a workhouse.overseen by the awful Mr Bumble, watching the.suffering and cruelty endured by the children, Oliver.finally decides he wants more. He gets sold to the.local undertaker, Mr Sowerberry, before escaping to.London…..When Oliver arrives in the big city, vulnerable and.scared, he meets the Artful Dodger, Nancy, Fagin and.the boys and gets the first warm welcome of his life..But naive and innocent, he’s unaware that this kindness.requires its own type of payment to be collected by.the evil Bill Sykes. And without any other guidance, will.Oliver be forced into a life of crime?..A chance meeting with Mr Brownlow and his beautiful.ward Rose sees Oliver’s fortunes change for the better.and the opportunity to start a new life...But there are those unknown to Oliver who hold the.truth to his real identity and are determined to ruin and.destroy him….."Here, at last, is a TV version.he [Dickens] might have been.pleased to watch"-- Daily Express.."Excellent… It manages to.feel modern, yet also faithful – somewhere between.melodrama and gritty realism,.but funny, too, in a dark and.sarky way…"-- Guardian
Release Date
2007
Run Time
180 min.
Language
In English
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Published
BBC, 2007.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2017.
Recording Info
Originally produced by BBC in 2007.
Publisher no.
1374147 Kanopy
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (180 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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