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Bleak house

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Bleak House      TV PG
Airing in four parts:
Sundays, April 22 through May 13, 2007 on PBS
(Check local listings; dates and times may vary)

Aired previously, in six parts, January/February 2006

"Perhaps the most glorious Masterpiece Theatre of all time..."
     -- The Wall Street Journal

"Grandly entertaining . . . the only bleak aspect to this miniseries is that it doesn't last forever."
     -- TV Guide

Acclaimed writer Andrew Davies turns his talents to one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels, arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London -- from its splendid heights to its most wretched depths.

Honored with a Peabody award and ten Emmy nominations, Bleak House features some of the most famous plot twists in literary history, including a case of human spontaneous combustion and an infamous inheritance dispute that is tied up for generations in the dysfunctional English courts.

An epic feast of characters and storylines, Bleak House is Dickens' passionate indictment of the convoluted legal system that is as searingly relevant today as it was in the mid-19th century. The court of Chancery becomes the center of a tangle of relationships at all levels of society and a metaphor for the decay and corruption at the heart of Victorian England.

Starring Gillian Anderson, Charles Dance, Alun Armstrong, Ian Richardson, Nathaniel Parker, Richard Griffiths, Phil Davis, Joanna David and Carey Mulligan.

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Preview: Bleak House


Dickens & Davies

>An Interview with Andrew Davies

>The Victorian World

>Who Was Charles Dickens?

>Stay Tuned for our Next Episode...

>Dickens at Masterpiece Theatre

Production Notes

Who's Who

Synopsis/Episode Descriptions

Novel to Film

Links + Bibliography

The Forum

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