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Little Dorrit

Episode #1.14 (Season 1, Episode 14)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Merdle's suicide note reveals that he was a swindler, robbing his investors and leaving thousands ruined. Mrs. Merdle agrees to Fanny's suggestion they do a 'moonlight flit' to escape creditors but Arthur submits to imprisonment in the ...See moreMerdle's suicide note reveals that he was a swindler, robbing his investors and leaving thousands ruined. Mrs. Merdle agrees to Fanny's suggestion they do a 'moonlight flit' to escape creditors but Arthur submits to imprisonment in the Marshalsea, where the Plornishes bring food and optimism and John Chivery makes him realize Amy has always loved him. He succumbs to a fever and wakes up to find Amy has come to the Marshalsea to nurse him back to health. She tells him she loves him but he replies that, now he is ruined, he would only drag her down. Rigaud returns to taunt Mrs. Clennam, revealing what he knows from the stolen documents. Her hard heart drove her husband into an affair with another woman who bore a son, Arthur, whom she snatched and brought up lovelessly. The woman died and Mr. Clennam's father, seeking to help someone else who was disadvantaged, bequeathed money to Amy. Rigaud wants £2,000 to keep silent but instead she gets up and hobbles to the prison to confess to Amy what she has kept back, asking for Amy's forgiveness. Whilst she is out her house collapses, killing Rigaud, and she drops down dead on surveying the rubble. Tattycoram discovers that Miss Wade has been using her in her plan to hit back at Gowan and returns to the Meagles. Mr. Pancks exposes Casby as a miser and a hypocrite and cuts his beard off in front of his tenants before resigning. The Dorrit siblings are left penniless when their father's will is read, as he too had invested all his cash with Mr. Merdle, and Sparkler gets Tip a job at the Circumlocution Office. Daniel Doyce returns from Russia, having made a fortune, which he is happy to share with the man who set him up in business - Arthur, whose financial woes are now ended. Flora and John stand aside nobly and join all the other friends of Arthur and Amy at their wedding. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Writers
Charles Dickens (novel) | Andrew Davies (screenwriter)
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Updated Dec 11, 2008

Release date
Apr 26, 2009 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Anton Lesser
Mr. Merdle Mr. Merdle   See fewer
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Stephen Marcus
Bath Attendant Bath Attendant   See fewer
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Nicholas Jones
Scary Butler Scary Butler   See fewer
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Emma Pierson
Fanny Dorrit Fanny Dorrit   See fewer
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Sebastian Armesto
Edmund Sparkler Edmund Sparkler   See fewer
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Matthew Macfadyen
Arthur Clennam Arthur Clennam   See fewer
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Eddie Marsan
Pancks Pancks   See fewer
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Jason Thorpe
Cavalletto Cavalletto   See fewer
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Claire Foy
Amy Dorrit Amy Dorrit   See fewer
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Amanda Redman
Mrs. Merdle Mrs. Merdle   See fewer
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Rosie Cavaliero
Mrs. Plornish Mrs. Plornish   See fewer
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Geoffrey McGivern
Rugg (as Geoff McGivern) Rugg (as Geoff McGivern)   See fewer
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Russell Tovey
John Chivery John Chivery   See fewer
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Ron Cook
Chivery Chivery   See fewer
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Tom Courtenay
Mr. Dorrit Mr. Dorrit   See fewer
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Jason Watkins
Plornish Plornish   See fewer
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Andy Serkis
Rigaud Rigaud   See fewer
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Stuart Nurse
Marshalsea Doctor Marshalsea Doctor   See fewer
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Alex Wyndham
Henry Gowan Henry Gowan   See fewer
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Maxine Peake
Miss Wade Miss Wade   See fewer
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Freema Agyeman
Tattycoram Tattycoram   See fewer
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Judy Parfitt
Mrs. Clennam Mrs. Clennam   See fewer
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Alun Armstrong
Flintwinch Flintwinch   See fewer
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Sue Johnston
Affery Affery   See fewer
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John Alderton
Mr. Casby Mr. Casby   See fewer
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Arthur Darvill
Tip Dorrit Tip Dorrit   See fewer
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Ruth Jones
Flora Finching Flora Finching   See fewer
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Zubin Varla
Daniel Doyce Daniel Doyce   See fewer
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Bill Paterson
Mr. Meagles Mr. Meagles   See fewer
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Janine Duvitski
Mrs. Meagles Mrs. Meagles   See fewer
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Eve Myles
Maggy Maggy   See fewer
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Mr. F's Aunt Mr. F's Aunt   See fewer
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Kingsley Frances-Gray
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.5 / 10 | 97 votes