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Oliver Twist

Author: Michael KitchenJulie WaltersKeira KnightleySam SmithRobert LindsayAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : WGBH : Distributed by Carlton International Media Ltd., [2004]
Series: Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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Oliver is a penniless orphan at the Parish Workhouse. After he is forced by the other boys to ask for more food, he is sold as an apprentice to a miserly undertaker. He runs away and is taken in by Fagin, a thief who is in league with a murderous pair determined to see that Oliver never inherits the fortune he deserves. Life twists and turns again for Oliver, landing him in alternately dangerous and hopeful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television mini-series
Television adaptations
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Drama
Television series
Television programs for the hearing impaired
DVD-Video discs
Fiction films
Videodiscs
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kitchen; Julie Walters; Keira Knightley; Sam Smith; Robert Lindsay; Annette Crosbie; Marc Warren; Lindsay Duncan; Roger Lloyd-Pack; Sophia Myles; Tim Dutton; David Ross; Alun Armstrong; Andy Serkis; Emily Woof; Renny Rye; Alan Bleasdale; Keith Thompson; Charles Dickens; Diplomat Films.; United Productions, Ltd.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm); Carlton International Media Limited.
ISBN: 1593751508 9781593751500
OCLC Number: 54832414
Language Note: Closed-captioned; described video for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast by ITV in 1999.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Special features: Printable materials for educators; access to the ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre web site.
Credits: Written by Alan Bleasdale ; editor, David Rees, Wendy Edgar-Jones ; director of photography, Walter McGill.
Cast: Michael Kitchen, Julie Walters, Keira Knightley, Sam Smith, Robert Lindsay, Annette Crosbie, Marc Warren, Lindsay Duncan, Roger Lloyd Pack, Sophia Myles, Tim Dutton, David Ross, Alun Armstrong, Andy Serkis, Emily Woof.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (approximately 360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: V.1. Episode 1. The story begins ; A secret romance ; The locket ; Secrets are revealed ; The inheritance and the will ; A plan for murder ; The search for Agnes ; The baby is born ; What to do with Oliver? ; Off to the workhouse --
Episode 2. Oliver wants some more ; Off to the undertaker ; Fagin and his crew ; The locket resurfaces ; Dodger trains Oliver ; Oliver meets Mr. Brownlow ; Oliver is kidnapped ; More trouble for Oliver ; Plans among thieves ; Robbing Mr. Brownlow --
v. 2. Episode 3. Oliver is left for dead ; Nursing Oliver back to health ; Oliver tells his story ; Mr. Brownlow accepts Dr. Losberne ; Nancy goes to Mr. Brownlow ; A vicious murder ; Bill Sikes and Fagin are cornered ; The Bumbles pay a visit ; Oliver learns the truth ; A new life for Oliver.
Series Title: Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Other Titles: Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Responsibility: a Diplomat Films production for United Productions and WGBH/Boston ; written by Alan Bleasdale ; screenplay by Alan Bleasdale ; produced by Keith Thompson ; directed by Renny Rye.

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Oliver is a penniless orphan at the Parish Workhouse. After he is forced by the other boys to ask for more food, he is sold as an apprentice to a miserly undertaker. He runs away and is taken in by Fagin, a thief who is in league with a murderous pair determined to see that Oliver never inherits the fortune he deserves. Life twists and turns again for Oliver, landing him in alternately dangerous and hopeful circumstances.

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