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Author: Nigel Stafford-ClarkAndrew DaviesJustin ChadwickSusanna WhiteGillian AndersonAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Video ; 2 Entertain ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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Two innocent young orphans are the potential heirs to a fortune. Their fates are snarled in a monumental legal battle known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Another orphan, Esther Summerson, whose mysterious parentage proves to be intertwined with the fate of the Jarndyce wards and the aloof Lady Dedlock. Lady Dedlock faces the revelation of her dark past once Mr. Tulkinghorn catches wind of it. The icily beautiful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction television programs
Television mini-series
Television adaptations
Television melodramas
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Drama
Named Person: Charles Dickens
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Stafford-Clark; Andrew Davies; Justin Chadwick; Susanna White; Gillian Anderson; Alun Armstrong; Charlie Brooks; Warren Clarke; Pauline Collins; Charles Dance; Philip Davis; Burn Gorman; Richard Harrington; Matthew Kelly; Patrick Kennedy; Denis Lawson; John Lynch; Anna Maxwell Martin; Alistair McGowan; Carey Mulligan; Nathaniel Parker; Natalie Press; Anne Reid; Ian Richardson; Hugo Speer; Liza Tarbuck; Johnny Vegas; Timothy West; Tom Georgeson; Lilo Baur; Michael Smiley; Harry Eden; Charles Dickens; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Deep Indigo Productions.; BBC Video (Firm); BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419880861 9781419880865
OCLC Number: 319440867
Language Note: In english with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Special features: Interviews with Gillian Anderson, Denis Lawson and Charles Dance; commentaries with writer Andrew Davies, producer Nigel Stafford-Clark and directors Justin Chadwick and Susanna White; photo gallery.
Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2005.
Credits: Ep. 1-7, 9 directed by Justin Chadwick; ep. 8, 10-15 directed by Susannah White.
Cast: Gillian Anderson, Alun Armstrong, Charlie Brooks, Warren Clarke, Pauline Collins, Charles Dance, Phil Davis, Burn Gorman, Richard Harrington, Matthew Kelly, Patrick Kennedy, Denis Lawson, John Lynch, Anna Maxwell Martin, Alistair McGowan, Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Parker, Natalie Press, Anne Reid, Ian Richardson, Hugo Speer, Liza Tarbuck, Johnny Vegas, Timothy West, Tom Georgeson, Lilo Baur, Katie Angelou, Loo Brealey, Michael Smiley, Emma Williams, Harry Eden.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 465 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; region 1, NTSC ; widescreen (16:9 enhanced) ; Dolby Digital stereo. ; DVD-9.
Other Titles: Bleak House (Television program : 2005)
Responsibility: by Charles Dickens ; BBC ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark ; directed by Justin Chadwick, Susanna White ; a BBC/WGBH Boston co-production in association with Deep Indigo.
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Two innocent young orphans are the potential heirs to a fortune. Their fates are snarled in a monumental legal battle known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Another orphan, Esther Summerson, whose mysterious parentage proves to be intertwined with the fate of the Jarndyce wards and the aloof Lady Dedlock. Lady Dedlock faces the revelation of her dark past once Mr. Tulkinghorn catches wind of it. The icily beautiful Esther's background also comes to light after the murder of a strange man. Twines through the legal system to heartbreaking domestic drama to a murder investigation to near-Gothic horror.

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