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Author: Denholm ElliottDiana RiggRoss DevenishBetty WillingateJohn HarrisAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : BBC Video ; Livonia, Mich. : CBS Fox Video, ©1988.
Series: Best of the BBC.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Denholm Elliot and Diana Rigg star in Charles Dickens' biting social commentary on the justice system of 19th century England. The infamous Jarndyce case has been dragging through the courts for years, ruining lives and leaving entire families devastated. John Jarndyce (Elliot), a good-natured country gentleman, refuses to let it control his life. But one of his wards is not so fortunate. Like so many before him,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Allegories
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Denholm Elliott; Diana Rigg; Ross Devenish; Betty Willingate; John Harris; Charles Dickens; CBS Fox Video.; BBC Video.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Arts and Entertainment Network.
OCLC Number: 18355875
Notes: Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Originally shown on television.
Recorded in hi-fi.
Credits: Photographers, Kenneth Macmillan, John Walker ; film editors, Clare Douglas, Dave King ; music, Geoffrey Burgon.
Cast: Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliot.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 3 videocassettes (391 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS, hi-fi.
Contents: Cass. 1 part 1 (ca. 140 min.). --
cass. 2 part 2 (ca. 125 min.). --
cass. 3 part 3 (ca. 125 min.).
Series Title: Best of the BBC.
Responsibility: a BBC tv production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network ; dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft ; directed by Ross Devenish ; producers, Betty Willingale, John Harris.

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Denholm Elliot and Diana Rigg star in Charles Dickens' biting social commentary on the justice system of 19th century England. The infamous Jarndyce case has been dragging through the courts for years, ruining lives and leaving entire families devastated. John Jarndyce (Elliot), a good-natured country gentleman, refuses to let it control his life. But one of his wards is not so fortunate. Like so many before him, the young man gets caught up in the labrynthine suit and the intrigue that surrounds it. A powerful tale of greed and social decay.

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