Great Expectations

Airing April 1 & 8 on PBS   Check local listings

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Pip, an orphan boy, meets an escaped convict, a mentally unhinged rich woman, and a bewitching girl, and is bestowed great expectations of wealth from a mysterious patron, in Charles Dickens's Great Expectations. Starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, Bleak House) as Miss Havisham, one of Dickens' most haunting and enduring creations, Great Expectations unites renowned actors David Suchet (Hercule Poirot) and Ray Winstone with emerging talents Douglas Booth and Vanessa Kirby. Adapted by Sarah Phelps (Oliver Twist), Great Expectations celebrates Charles Dickens in the year that marks the bicentenary of his birth.

Q&A: Production Designer David Roger
From sketches to behind-the-scenes images, get a glimpse inside Satis House with the Great Expectations designer.

Cast Interviews
The stars of Great Expectations reflect on their characters, the miniseries, and Charles Dickens.



Slideshow
From the swamps of The Forge to the sophisticated back rooms of London, step into the world of Great Expectations.

Characters
Meet the major characters of Great Expectations and the actors who portray them.

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