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The Resource Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; BBC ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark ; directed by Justin Chadwick, Susanna White ; a BBC/WGBH Boston co-production in association with Deep Indigo, (videorecording)

Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; BBC ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark ; directed by Justin Chadwick, Susanna White ; a BBC/WGBH Boston co-production in association with Deep Indigo, (videorecording)

Label
Bleak House
Title
Bleak House
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Dickens ; BBC ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark ; directed by Justin Chadwick, Susanna White ; a BBC/WGBH Boston co-production in association with Deep Indigo
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two innocent young orphans are the potential heirs to a fortune. Their fates are snarled in a monumental legal battle known as Jarndyce and Jarndyce. Another orphan, Esther Summerson, whose mysterious parentage proves to be intertwined with the fate of the Jarndyce wards and the aloof Lady Dedlock. Lady Dedlock faces the revelation of her dark past once Mr. Tulkinghorn catches wind of it. The icily beautiful Esther's background also comes to light after the murder of a strange man. Twines through the legal system to heartbreaking domestic drama to a murder investigation to near-Gothic horror
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Ep. 1-7, 9 directed by Justin Chadwick; ep. 8, 10-15 directed by Susannah White
Language note
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PerformerNote
Gillian Anderson, Alun Armstrong, Charlie Brooks, Warren Clarke, Pauline Collins, Charles Dance, Phil Davis, Burn Gorman, Richard Harrington, Matthew Kelly, Patrick Kennedy, Denis Lawson, John Lynch, Anna Maxwell Martin, Alistair McGowan, Carey Mulligan, Nathaniel Parker, Natalie Press, Anne Reid, Ian Richardson, Hugo Speer, Liza Tarbuck, Johnny Vegas, Timothy West, Tom Georgeson, Lilo Baur, Katie Angelou, Loo Brealey, Michael Smiley, Emma Williams, Harry Eden
Runtime
465
Technique
live action
Label
Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; BBC ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark ; directed by Justin Chadwick, Susanna White ; a BBC/WGBH Boston co-production in association with Deep Indigo, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
  • Special features: Interviews with Gillian Anderson, Denis Lawson and Charles Dance; commentaries with writer Andrew Davies, producer Nigel Stafford-Clark and directors Justin Chadwick and Susanna White; photo gallery
  • Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2005
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 465 min.)
Isbn
9781419880865
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929066094
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 1000093209
  • 3000021141
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 846122
  • (OCoLC)319440867
  • (OCoLC)ocn319440867
  • 846122
  • 846122
System details
DVD ; region 1, NTSC ; widescreen (16:9 enhanced) ; Dolby Digital stereo. ; DVD-9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; BBC ; screenplay by Andrew Davies ; produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark ; directed by Justin Chadwick, Susanna White ; a BBC/WGBH Boston co-production in association with Deep Indigo, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
  • Special features: Interviews with Gillian Anderson, Denis Lawson and Charles Dance; commentaries with writer Andrew Davies, producer Nigel Stafford-Clark and directors Justin Chadwick and Susanna White; photo gallery
  • Originally broadcast on BBC television in 2005
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 465 min.)
Isbn
9781419880865
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929066094
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 1000093209
  • 3000021141
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 846122
  • (OCoLC)319440867
  • (OCoLC)ocn319440867
  • 846122
  • 846122
System details
DVD ; region 1, NTSC ; widescreen (16:9 enhanced) ; Dolby Digital stereo. ; DVD-9
Video recording format
DVD

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