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Oliver Twist

Episode 1

Episode 1

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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 & Crew

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
Director Renny Rye
Dramatised By Alan Bleasdale
Writer Charles Dickens
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