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Uniform Title Bleak House (Motion picture : 1985)
Title Bleak House [videorecording] / a BBC-TV production, in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network ; produced by John Harris, Betty Willingale ; directed by Ross Devenish ; dramatized by Arthur Hopcraft.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video ; England : BBC Video, [2005?]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    BLE    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    BLE 1985    Available
Description 1 videodisc (418 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally produced for television in 1985 as episodes of the television series, Masterpiece Theatre.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Episodes 1-4 on side A and episodes 5-8 on side B.
Credits Music, Geoffrey Burgon.
Cast Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliott, Robin Bailey, Peter Vaughan, Kathy Burke.
Summary "At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, full screen (4:3) presentation.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Illegitimate children -- England -- London -- Drama.
Guardian and ward -- England -- London -- Drama.
Young women -- England -- London -- Drama.
Genre/Form Television mini-series
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Rigg, Diana
Elliott, Denholm.
Bailey, Robin.
Vaughan, Peter, 1923-
Hopcraft, Arthur
Devenish, Ross.
Burgon, Geoffrey.
Harris, John, 1916-1991
Willingale, Betty
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Arts and Entertainment Network
Note Title on container: Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Added Title Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
ISBN 1419814494
Standard No. 794051233523
Music No. E2335 Warner Home Video

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