Item Details

Bleak House

by Charles Dickens ; a BBC-TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container.
Director
Ross Devenish
Performers
Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliott.
Release Date
1985
Run Time
418 min.
Language
Close captioned for the hearing impaired
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Originally produced for television in 1985 as episodes of the television series, Masterpiece Theatre.
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
  • Episodes 1-4 on side A and episodes 5-8 on side B.
  • "BBC Video classic"--Container.
  • "BBC VIdeo"--Container.
Uniform Title
Bleak House (Motion Picture : 1985)
Variant Title
Title on container: Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Related Title
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Contents
  • Side A. Episodes 1-4
  • Side B. Episodes 5-8.
ISBN
1419814494, 9781419814495
Credits
Dramatization, Arthur Hopcraft ; director, Ross Devenish ; music, Geoffrey Burgon ; producers, John Harris, Betty Willingale.
Published
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005?]
Publisher no.
E2335 Warner Home Video
Related Resources
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Description
1 videodisc (418 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD.
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