Saturday, March 28, 2009

Little Dorrit

I am so excited about the premiere of Little Dorrit, starting tomorrow on Masterpiece Classic. Here's a brief summary from the PBS website:

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life. Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate. A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death — threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits. Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving.

This miniseries has got an excellent pedigree. Not only is it chock-full of tremendous acting talent, but it boasts a script by Andrew Davies, who turned Bleak House by Charles Dickens into such a tremendous success a few years ago. After part one airs tomorrow, check back for my review!


Linore Rose Burkard, Novelist said...

I'm eagerly anticipating this too, Ruth. I have neither read nor seen this in film before, so I'm really looking forward to it. I love your blog, by the way. Very pretty!


Unknown said...

Hi Linore - thank you, and thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to discussing Little Dorrit. :)