1825: an unknown girl dies in childbirth at a country workshouse. Who is she and what will become of her son?
It's a tale which has held our attention since Charles Dickens' powerful and enduring novel, Oliver Twist, was first published in 1837-8. Bullied, kidnapped, arrested, Oliver is fiction's most persecuted orphan, whose story - adapted for stage, film and television - has never lost its appeal.
With Eric Porter bringing his compelling talents to the role of Fagin, this superb production gives new life to Oliver Twist. Focusing on narrative and action with impressive precision, it is more faithful than any of its predecessors to Dickens' complicated plot-a superb adaptation which brings an authentic and compulsive twist to an old and classic tale.
Director: Gareth Davies
Cast: Ben Rodska, Eric Porter, Lysette Anthony, Michael Attwell, Pip Donaghy, Amanda Harris, Nicholas Bond-Owen, David Garlick, Godfrey James, David King, Frank Middlemass, Julian Firth, Gillian Martell, Christian Rodska, Christian Rodska, Carys Llewelyn, Edward Burnham, Matthew Duke, Dominic Jephcott, Margaret Ainley, Hilda Braid, Beryl Cooke, Christopher Driscoll, Janet Henfrey, Betty Turner, Scott Funnell, Mark Bassenger, Keith Campbell, Walter Hall, David McKail, Elizabeth Proud, Colin Rix, Jeffrey Segal, Raymond Witch, Nigel Anthony, Dicken Ashworth, Brian Badcoe, Alan Bennion, Chris Chandler
Genre: Television, Drama
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