Little Dorrit

Re-airing in March, 2012 on some PBS stations   Check local listings


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.

Andrew Davies Audio Slideshow
The beloved screenwriter of Little Dorrit personally introduces you to his favorite characters.

Behind-the-Scenes Video
Go on set with the cast and crew of Little Dorrit.



Andrew Davies and Claire Foy Video Interview
Veteran screenwriter Andrew Davies and newcomer actress Claire Foy on making Little Dorrit.

A Scholar on Little Dorrit
Tatiana Holway on the shadowy world of debt at the center of the story and Dickens's personal connection to it.



Teacher's Guides
Find the new Teaching Dickens: A Masterpiece Guide and other free resources for the classroom.

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