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Hmmm
Why is the picture shown from a later remake?
Mr Haversham 4:41pm Fri 2 Jan
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Rating
8.4
I agree - awful awful awful.
Whatever Sarah Phelps does seems to end up completely lacking any sparkle....long winded and gloomy. Without Gillian Anderson and David Suchet this would have been a total disaster.
Agatha 7:09pm Sun 25 May
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Original Version
Why are most of the comments referring to the later adaptations?
Confused 5:07pm Mon 2 Sep
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David Lean seems all the more remarkable.
The acting is more marionette than method, the script pedestrian and the direction straight from a modern soap! Awful awful awful - Bring on David Lean or read the book.
ybradm 8:02pm Thu 29 Dec
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Impressive
Gillian Anderson is most talented. Not keen on Pip and Estelle though - somehow they lack charisma
Agatha 7:57pm Thu 29 Dec
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great expectations
My expectations were Great but I am not disapointed. This must be the best production of it ever. Full of detail which has been glossed over before & so atmospheric
SUENORTHY 6:45pm Thu 29 Dec
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Enjoying it for what it is.
Wonder if Jd (below) has even read the novel, or ever attempted to reduce 600+ pages into a three hour screenplay.
Gel 2:47pm Thu 29 Dec
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Rubbish
Charmless, witless and wholly un-Dickensian. Beautifully shot, superb sets and costumes - a 50p script! Yet another wasted opportunity by the BBC.
Jd 12:39am Thu 29 Dec
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Superb
Gillian Anderson wonderful. Photography excellent.
AB 3:44pm Wed 28 Dec
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Typo
I was watching it yesterday and noticed the programme summary listed it as "Great Adaptations". Funniest thing for a while.
Enforcer 1:47pm Sat 11 Apr
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gd
this film is gd , i had 2 analyse it for my english coursework nd we watchd it in lesson , i really enjoyed it
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