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Great Expectations

Episode #1.1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 59 min | Drama

In the 1810s orphan boy Pip Pirrup lives on the Kent marshes with his shrewish sister and her kindly husband,farrier Joe Gargery. On Christmas eve,whilst visiting his parents' grave, he is confronted by an escaped convict who scares him ...See moreIn the 1810s orphan boy Pip Pirrup lives on the Kent marshes with his shrewish sister and her kindly husband,farrier Joe Gargery. On Christmas eve,whilst visiting his parents' grave, he is confronted by an escaped convict who scares him into stealing a file from Joe's forge to cut his fetters though the man is quickly recaptured without incriminating Pip. In the new year Pip is introduced to Miss Havisham in her decaying mansion Satis House. Still wearing the bridal gown in which she was jilted decades earlier,she tells Pip to play cards with her adopted daughter Estella,who,despite her rudeness, captivates the boy. Miss Havisham also summons Joe to pay the fee for Pip's apprenticeship at the forge but,whilst they are signing the papers at Satis House, Mrs Joe,who has recently quarrelled with her husband's assistant,Orlick,is attacked and struck dumb. As the years pass the teen-aged Pip works for Joe,who cannot afford to keep Orlick on. Then one day Mr Jaggers,a lawyer,arrives to tell Pip to accompany him back to London,where an anonymous benefactor has left him a fortune to improve his life-style. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Sarah Phelps (screenplay) | Charles Dickens (novel)
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Updated Dec 27, 2011

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Apr 1, 2012 (United States)

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Ray Winstone
Abel Magwitch Abel Magwitch   See fewer
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Oscar Kennedy
Young Pip Young Pip   See fewer
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Shaun Dooley
Joe Gargery Joe Gargery   See fewer
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Jack Roth
Dolge Orlick Dolge Orlick   See fewer
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Claire Rushbrook
Mrs. Joe Mrs. Joe   See fewer
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Mark Addy
Pumblechook Pumblechook   See fewer
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Paul Rhys
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Charlie Creed-Miles
Sergeant Sergeant   See fewer
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Mary Roscoe
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Gillian Anderson
Miss Havisham Miss Havisham   See fewer
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Izzy Meikle-Small
Young Estella Young Estella   See fewer
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Andrew Bone
Raymond Pocket Raymond Pocket   See fewer
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Abigail Bond
Camilla Pocket Camilla Pocket   See fewer
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David Suchet
Jaggers Jaggers   See fewer
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Eros Vlahos
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Vanessa Kirby
Estella Estella   See fewer
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Patrick Bradford
Additional (uncredited) Additional (uncredited)   See fewer
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JJ Hooker
Brothel Madame (uncredited) Brothel Madame (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Pearce
Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Christian Wolf-La'Moy
Client waiting for Jagger (uncredited) Client waiting for Jagger (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 176 votes