Oliver Twist (DVD)
The BBC's dramatic 2007 retelling of a Dickens classic starring Timothy Spall, Sarah Lancashire and Tom Hardy
This gripping and emotionally powerful adaptation from one of British television's most exciting television writers, Sarah Phelps, breathes new life into the popular Dickens story.
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. Growing up in a workhouse, watching the suffering and cruelty endured by the boys at the hands of his masters, Oliver decides he wants more and sets out for London.
There he meets the Artful Dodger, Nancy, Fagin and the boys and gets the first warm welcome of his life, unaware that this kindness requires its own type of payment to be collected by the evil Bill Sykes.
A chance meeting with Mr Brownlow and Rose sees Oliver's fortunes change. But there are those unknown to Oliver determined to ruin and destroy his life...
Starring Timothy Spall, William Miller, Adam Arnold , Tom Hardy, Sophie Okonedo, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Edward Fox, Anna Massey, Morven Christie and Sarah Lancashire.
No. Discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 3 hrs
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