Monday, 24 August 2009

Bleak House


Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels - arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London. Fresh and imaginative, yet faithful to the original, this thrilling fast-paced adaptation is shot with a contemporary edge.

At its heart is the story of the icily beautiful Lady Dedlock (Gillian Anderson), who nurses a dark secret, and the merciless lawyer Tulkinghorn (Charles Dance), who seeks to uncover it. The generous John Jarndyce (Denis Lawson), struggling with his own past, and his two young wards Richard (Patrick Kennedy) and Ada (Carey Mulligan), are all caught up, like Lady Dedlock, in the infamous case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce, which will make one of them rich beyond imagination if it can ever be brought to a conclusion. As Tulkinghorn digs deeper into Lady Dedlock's past, he unearths a secret that will change their lives forever, and which is almost as astounding as the final outcome of the Jarndyce case.

Tom Georgeson, Timothy West, Burn Gorman, Pauline Collins.

I watched this a while ago on DVD, (went out & bought the DVD just because we missed it on TV and couldn't wait for the reruns) I really enjoyed this BBC production. Watched this with my husband and we thought it was really great!!! The end of each episode left us hooked. So we just kept watching, but all good things must come to an end and we certainly weren't left disappointed. The acting was superb, the costumes amazing, and the casting remarkable.
Really enjoyable.
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