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DickensianDickensian
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens' novels in half-hour episodes, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin's Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.


Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations
BBC One, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Family, Crime, History
Rating: 2.5/5

Charles Dicken's Great Expectations is adaptated for the BBC in this three-part series aired on Christmas 2011.


Lost in AustenLost in Austen
ITV, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance
Rating: 3.3/5

Amanda Price is an ordinary, modern day woman. She has a job she hates, a boyfriend she doesn't really love and a mother pushing her to get married. To escape from reality she immerses herself in the Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice and one day, while she's reading it, the main character emerges in her bathroom!


Little DorritLittle Dorrit
BBC One, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery, Romance, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again.


Bleak House (2005)Bleak House (2005)
BBC One, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mini-Series

An adaptation of Dickens's great story. Three young orphans - Esther, Richard and Ada - are sent to live at Bleak House, where they receive a friendly welcome from their rich guardian John Jarndyce. But all is not as it seems at Bleak House, and nothing but bad luck follows those who stay there.


Jane Eyre (2006)Jane Eyre (2006)
BBC One, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance
Rating: 1/5

A young governess falls in love with her brooding and complex master. However, his dark past may destroy their relationship forever.


Sense And SensibilitySense And Sensibility
BBC One, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Romance, Mini-Series
Rating: 2/5

Widow Dashwood and her three unmarried daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, inherit only a tiny allowance. So they move out of their grand Sussex home to a more modest cottage in Devonshire. There, the prevailing ambition is to find suitable husbands for the girls. With help from wealthy neighbor Sir John Middleton, suitors for Elinor and Marianne are soon found, but not landed. They include dashing Willoughby, future vicar Edward Ferrars and retired colonial gentleman Colonel Brandon.


Killing Sherlock: Lucy Worsley on the Case of Conan DoyleKilling Sherlock: Lucy Worsley on the Case of Conan Doyle
BBC Two, 2023 Running | History, Documentary
Rating: 2/5

This is the story of a power struggle between two men - one fictional, and one real. In one corner is the master of crime - the greatest detective who never lived, Sherlock Holmes. In the other is writer, physician and spiritualist leader Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Lucy Worsley explores the extraordinary love-hate relationship between author and creation.


Wives and DaughtersWives and Daughters
BBC One, 1999 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mini-Series, Literature
Rating: 3/5

Elizabeth Gaskell's novel brought to Masterpiece Theatre involving a gossipy English town, with the story revolving around the only daughter of a widowed doctor.


Pride and Prejudice (1980)Pride and Prejudice (1980)
BBC Two, 1980 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Mini-Series
Rating: 1/5

The arrival of a young, well-off, eligible man named Mr. Bingley sends the Bennet household-with five girls of a marrying age-into a tizzy. But it's the introduction of Mr. Bingley's friend, Mr. Darcy, that sets in motion the fate of Elizabeth Bennet, resolved only after a labyrinth of social and personal complexities. This superb BBC adaptation from 1980 zips along, thanks to lively performances, fluid direction, and a keen grasp of the wit of Austen's dialogue and her satirical characters, who range from clever and kind to utterly odious. Due to its faithfulness and deep appreciation of the material, this five-episode miniseries stands up against any other film or television adaptation, though Rintoul may not sets hearts aflutter the way Colin Firth did in the also excellent 1995 miniseries.


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