Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Seize Your Chance At Happiness."...." 'Little Dorrit'

If you enjoyed the Masterpiece Classics, aired earlier this year on Public Broadcasting Service, you'll be delighted to know, that in celebration of winning 7 Emmy Awards, the Charles Dickens "Little Dorrit" will be aired online.

Amy Dorrit's (Claire Foy) gentle spirit has never been dampened by the confining walls of the Marshalsea Prison she's lived in her whole life.
Despite the dark shadow of debtor's prison, Amy lovingly cares for her father William Dorrit (Tom Courtenay), the longest serving inmate.
A possibly redemptive light unexpectedly shines in the form of Arthur Clennam (Matthew Macfadyen), who has been left with the intriguing threads of a mystery after his father's death — threads that will intertwine his family and fate with the Dorrits.
Clennam's exhaustive search for answers involves murder, fortunes gained and lost, the upper echelons and lowest dregs of society, and most surprising of all, a tender romance.
Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House, Pride and Prejudice), Little Dorrit, based on the book by Charles Dickens, is a sprawling story as timely as it is moving.

was honored with seven Emmy Awards for Little Dorrit and now you can join in the celebration! For a limited time, Little Dorrit available for online viewing.

In addition to being recognized for outstanding miniseries, MASTERPIECE's Little Dorrit was honored in categories including: writing, directing, costuming, casting, art direction and cinematography.

"We're so pleased that Little Dorrit received all this recognition," says MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebeccca Eaton. "It's a series that does MASTERPIECE, the BBC — and Charles Dickens — proud."


Unknown said...

THANK YOU for this news and link. I missed it originally so will now plug my PC into my TV Saturday and settle in!

bobbi said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I just adore the Masterpiece Theatre broadcast of Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit! You made my day :)

Deanna said...

I did see it and so enjoyed watching it! The acting was wonderful, the clothing beautifully copied the era and the interior decorating so nice.

Will have to watch it online.
Glad you shared this information.

Pray you are well.
Autumn Blessings,

DJan said...

I saw it on the emmys and immediately put it on my netflix list. I am looking forward to seeing it! Thanks for the reminder, and the great comments. I can't wait!

Wanda..... said...

I was here earlier, left and just finished watching the firt 10 chapters of "Little Dorrit"...Thanks for the post about it Jo!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Looks interesting, Jo... Now that I have a DVR, I can tape it. Yeah Rah!!!


L. D. said...

We never missed an episode. It deserved all of those Emmys and more. It was quite a story and well presented by the film maker.

Gloria said...

I adored this series, it was brilliant. I still have it loaded on my pc so think I might indulge myself, sorry hubby, by watching it over again. It's that good!

Ambiance in the Attic said...

First I have to go to the store for pears to make Willow's pear preserves,then I'm coming back to start the movie. Thank you so much. I didn't know this was available online.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up! Yes, I'm a Charles Dickins fan and have loved most of his books! I watch Masterpiece Theater quite often and have loved their showings recently of Jane Austen. BTW, I love your soft music playing in the background! It's wonderful.

2 Dogs said...

Hey Jo, It's a lazy rainy day in east TN. My plans for the day is to do nothing!!

Feels great to have some time off from work. John's going to finish cleaning the garage. I'm thinking about breakfast ~ scrambled eggs, toast, sausage and a nice pot of tea.