Some very greedy and selfish relatives are all after the failing old Martin Chuzzlewit's (Paul Scofield's) money. He is surrounded by all these sycophantic relatives that he truly despises ... See full summary »
A TV mini-series adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, following the life of young Copperfield as he grows up under the care of the cruel Murdstones, travels to London where he meets the gentle Macawbers and the unctuous Uriah Heep, and falls in love with and marries the pampered Dora.Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I remember this adaptation from the 80's. I saw it on Masterpiece Theater when I lived in the US. I had it in my personal video collection and watched it over and over again. I thought it was perfect. Simon Callow as Macawber was brilliant. I would love to see it again. I wonder if writing to the BBC would help.
Because it was 10 episodes long, it was very faithful to the book and the attention to detail was excellent.
Every characterization was spot on from Aunt Betsy Trotwood and Mr Dick to the vile Murdstone. The acting was superb.
I also think that the BBC's adaptation of Oliver Twist from around the same time was the best.
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