Bleak House

Finally finished watching the BBC production of Bleak House, which came on three DVDs. I’m always surprised when I enjoy a Dickens story, probably because I got put off ‘the classics’ when I was at school. So I definitely enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to, and some of the characters are still in my head.

Gillian Anderson was quite good at playing Lady Dedlock, so that was another surprise. Actually it was a great cast altogether: Timothy West, Charles Dance, Ian Richardson, Alistair McGowan. BUT: Matthew Kelly(!)?

Something that was a bit annoying about the DVD set though — after selecting an episode to watch, it goes to a ‘choose chapter’ screen with the names of the chapters in that episode. So if you don’t want any spoilers you have to close your eyes and click Enter twice to skip over that!

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