Little Dorrit

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Little Dorrit

born and grew up in the prison where for twenty years her father is incarcerated for debt. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Little Dorrit]

Little Dorrit

withdrawn, self-effacing seamstress. [Br. Lit.: Little Dorrit]
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Dickens C (1856) Little Dorritt. London: Bradbury and Evans.
The film is directed by Adam Smith who is also known for his Emmy Awardwinning BBC period drama Little Dorritt, the first Doctor Who episodes with Matt Smith and some of the first series of the much talked about Channel Four drama, Skins.
Is Yates the woman who used to be in Little Dorritt, or was it Dombey and Son, and who the hell is Havelock?
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HIM AND HER, BBC3, Monday, 10.30pm: Russell Tovey is one of our great young actors, as he's proved in Being Human, Little Dorritt and Doctor Who.
Little Dorritt, Sense and Sensibility and Affinity were also all broadcast last year and he wrote the film script for Brideshead Revisited.
Ruth, who is starring in the BBC's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Little Dorritt, said all their thinking on Gavin and Stacey had been poured into the Christmas special.
The image of a father and daughter in prison in Dickens's Little Dorritt may resemble that of King Lear; but, as Martin Meisel has shown, this may have less to do with the influence of Shakespeare than it does the iconographic paintings and engravings of 'Roman Charity,' which both Little Dorritt and Victorian visual representations of Lear and Cordelia consciously invoke.
Real cities are chaotic if not quite random, noisy and confused, immersed in what Dickens in Little Dorritt calls "the usual uproar." Imaginary cities, however, are not bound by the vagaries either of history or daily life and can take on any qualities that their creator chooses to give them.
"Little Dorritt was caught between freedom and control, like Cayman itself between the global market economy and colonial dependency on the United Kingdom," the author writes.
In her readings of canonical Victorian novels, Silver contrasts Dickens's sentimentalization of hunger in his heroines from Nell to Little Dorritt with the more nuanced versions of the painfully starving women in the works of Charlotte Bronte.
Jacobi, who has appeared in smallscreen adaptations of Dickens' Little Dorritt and The Old Curiosity Shop, presents the documentary, travelling through various locations and interviewing a mixture of Dickens experts including former deputy leader of the Labour Party, Roy Hattersley.