Oliver Twist

Episode 1

About this programme

Six-part adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel about the adventures of an orphan boy who falls in with a gang of child pickpockets in Victorian London. The first episode concentrates on events leading up to the tragic circumstances of Oliver's birth, as his mother flees from the ruthless widow of her dead lover, eventually seeking refuge at a workhouse in a seaside town. Scripted by Alan Bleasdale, with a star-studded cast including Julie Walters, Michael Kitchen and Lindsay Duncan.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mrs Mann
Julie Walters
Mr Brownlow
Michael Kitchen
Mrs Bedwin
Annette Crosbie
Elizabeth Leeford
Lindsay Duncan
Woodcroft
Iain Robertson
Edwin Leeford
Tim Dutton
Mr Bumble
David Cross
Monks
Marc Warren
Mr Fleming
Alun Armstrong
Dr Butchard
Michael Bertenshaw
Mr Grimwig
John Grillo
Sally
Liz Smith

Crew

Director
Renny Rye
Dramatised By
Alan Bleasdale
Writer
Charles Dickens
Categories
Drama

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