Oliver Twist


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The second British miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist aired over the BBC in 1985. Ben Rodska essays the title character, a much-maligned orphan boy who, unbeknownst to himself, is heir to a vast fortune. Before finding this out, Oliver falls into the clutches of the delightfully wicked pickpocket Fagin (Eric Porter) and the wholly evil outlaw Bill Sikes (Michael Attwell). Other familiar characters include the insouciant street urchin Artful Dodger (David Garlick), the tragic Nancy Sykes (Amanda Harris), benevolent Mr. Brownlow (Frank Middlemass), and the aptly named Bumble the Beadle (Godfrey James). Running for six half-hour episodes, Oliver Twist was later shown in the U.S. as part of the PBS anthology Wonderworks. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
BBC Warner
Aspect Ratio
1.33:1 -- Pre-1954 Standard (4x3)
5 hours, 52 minutes
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
  • USA & territories, Canada
Video Features
  • ccAn Audience With Charles Dickens: Sikes and Nancy - In this 30-minute film, Simon Callow recreates the author's most famous public reading - the scene between Sikes and Nancy from Oliver Twist
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