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Oliver Twist 

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The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.




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Series cast summary:
William Miller ...  Oliver Twist 5 episodes, 2007
Adam Arnold Adam Arnold ...  Artful Dodger / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Ryan Barr Ryan Barr 5 episodes, 2007
Connor Catchpole Connor Catchpole ...  Pearly 5 episodes, 2007
Morven Christie ...  Rose Maylie 5 episodes, 2007
Edward Fox ...  Mr. Brownlow 5 episodes, 2007
Tom Hardy ...  Bill Sikes 5 episodes, 2007
Sarah Lancashire ...  Mrs. Corney 5 episodes, 2007
Sophie Okonedo ...  Nancy 5 episodes, 2007
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Edward / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Timothy Spall ...  Fagin 5 episodes, 2007
Nicola Walker ...  Sally 3 episodes, 2007
Rob Brydon ...  Mr. Fang 2 episodes, 2007
Paul Chahidi ...  The Quack 2 episodes, 2007
Alfie Childs Alfie Childs ...  Mouthy 2 episodes, 2007
Reece Dos-Santos Reece Dos-Santos ...  Stick 2 episodes, 2007
Vincent Franklin ...  Mr. Limbkins 2 episodes, 2007
Mariah Gale ...  Agnes 2 episodes, 2007
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ...  Noah Claypole 2 episodes, 2007
Michelle Gomez ...  Mrs. Sowerberry 2 episodes, 2007
Jordan Grehs Jordan Grehs ...  Ginge 2 episodes, 2007
Callum Higgins Callum Higgins ...  Spike 2 episodes, 2007
Peter Kirkham Peter Kirkham ...  Oakum Boy 2 episodes, 2007
Jordan Long ...  Geezer 2 episodes, 2007
Helena Lymbery Helena Lymbery ...  Molly 2 episodes, 2007
Keenan Munn-Francis Keenan Munn-Francis ...  Scrappy Boy 2 episodes, 2007
Oliver Murray Oliver Murray ...  Muzzer 2 episodes, 2007
Jake Nightingale Jake Nightingale ...  Head Peeler 2 episodes, 2007
Niall O'Mara Niall O'Mara ...  Handles 2 episodes, 2007
Anton Saunders ...  Chancer 2 episodes, 2007
John Sessions ...  Mr. Sowerberry 2 episodes, 2007
Edward Tudor-Pole ...  Mr. Slipsby 2 episodes, 2007
Callum Yeoman Callum Yeoman ...  Cal 2 episodes, 2007


The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.

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Release Date:

18 December 2007 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rose sings and plays the hymn "Abide With Me". The words were not written until 1847, and the tune wasn't published until 1861, in the classic "Hymns Ancient and Modern". This song did not exist at the time Oliver Twist takes place. See more »


Version of Death of Nancy Sykes (1897) See more »


Abide With Me
Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
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1 January 2008 | by LejinkSee all my reviews

Not the greatest production of Dickens' classic, let down in the main by mixed acting and an over-intrusive musical score at odds with the period in which the drama is set. The casting is unusual to say the least, in particular a coloured actress plays Nancy and although Sophie Okonedo acts well she doesn't quite carry off the novelty. Also Gregor Fisher is unconvincing as Mr Bumble, Edward Fox barely registers any emotion in his part and Tom Hardy as Bill Sykes fails to demonstrate the innate psychopathy, indeed the way the part is played, you almost feel the director is straying dangerously close to glamourising and thus garnering sympathy for what is, on the page a yobbish brute. The whole is dominated by Timothy Spall's take on the Fagin part. For me he grossly overacts in a very mannered way and repels this viewer with some slightly distasteful mannerisms. Better are Sarah Lancashire as Bumble's selfish scheming wife and Rob Brydon in a fine comic turn as a judge with attitude but against that, the child acting is very poor, they merely seem to read their lines, certainly no Jack Wild here and the only really imaginative scenes are those where the murdered Nancy's ghost haunts Sykes as he takes Oliver hostage on his escape to the country and back. This was a made for TV mini-series and it shows. A great story reduced in the re-telling.

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