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Bleak House

Author: Arthur HopcraftRoss DevenishJohn HarrisBetty WillingaleDiana RiggAll authors
Publisher: [England] : BBC Video : 2 Entertain Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed in the USA and Canada by Warner Home Video, ©2009. ©1985
Series: Charles Dickens collection, 1.; BBC Video classics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : FullscreenView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television adaptations
Television mini-series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Drama
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Hopcraft; Ross Devenish; John Harris; Betty Willingale; Diana Rigg; Denholm Elliott; Robin Bailey; Peter Vaughan; Kathy Burke; Geoffrey Burgon; Clare Douglas; Kenneth MacMillan; Charles Dickens; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Arts and Entertainment Network.; BBC Video (Firm); 2 Entertain Video (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1419880810 9781419880810
OCLC Number: 463336318
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; Close captioned.
Notes: Originally produced for television in 1985; broadcast in the U.S. as episodes of the television series, Masterpiece Theatre.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Double-sided disc.
Credits: Music, Geoffrey Burgon ; film editor, Clare Douglas ; photographed by Kenneth Macmillan ; producers, John Harris, Betty Willingale.
Cast: Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliott, Robin Bailey, Peter Vaughan, Kathy Burke.
Description: 1 videodisc (418 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC; DVD18; Dolby Digital mono; fullscreen format (4:3 aspect ratio).
Contents: [Side 1]. Episodes 1-4 (208 min.) --
[side 2]. Episodes 5-8 (210 min.).
Series Title: Charles Dickens collection, 1.; BBC Video classics.
Other Titles: Bleak House (Television program : 1985)
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Responsibility: by Charles Dickens ; dramatised by Arthur Hopcraft ; directed by Ross Devenish ; a BBC-TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network.

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"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.

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