This was a fabulous series on BBC but had been horrendously expensive to buy on DVD-this price lops nearly £7.00 off the nearest price of £24.58 @ Amazon.
Its fair to say that the BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens Little Dorrit managed to attract quite a cast. Led by the excellent Claire Foy and Matthew Macfadyen, youll happily talent spot as the likes of Eddie Marsan, Andy Serkis, Alun Armstrong and Tom Courtney take their places in the production. And whats more, making more fleeting appearances are the likes of Sue Johnston, Amanda Redman, Pam Ferris and Freema Agyeman. Star-studded doesnt begin to describe it.
Perhaps the real star of Little Dorrit though is writer Andrew Davies, who once more manages to skilfully wrangle a classic text into a cracking TV adaptation. Across fourteen episodes, he weaves Dickens tale of 1820s London into life, and its not the easiest text to adapt. Davies, however, does sterling work here, and cements his position as one of the best in the business.
Hes matched toe-to-toe by the production team, though. Little Dorrit is the latest to further enhance the BBCs pedigree where costume drama is concerned, and the production is simply sumptuous. Perhaps, on the downside, the casting gets a little star-focused, and it does require a little more effort than youd normally expect on the part of the viewer to get into. But its richly rewarded effort, and we cant be the only ones eagerly wondering what Andrew Davies will tackle next. For Little Dorrit really is something quite special.