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Great Expectations

Julian Amyes, 1981

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Great Expectations
Charles Dickens, 1861

Great Expectations is a TV mini-series directed by Julian Amyes in 1981 and based on the book of the same name by Charles Dickens, first published in 1861. The TV series features Gerry Sundquist, Derek Francis, Tim Munro, Colin Jeavons, Joan Hickson, Linal Haft, and others.

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RATING

6.8

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TV Mini-Series Poster: Great Expectations (Julian Amyes, 1981)

7.5

/ 10

Book Cover: Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens.

Great Expectations

Read by: Philippe Duquenoy

Storyline

A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, Pip believes in a grand plan at the end of which he will be married to Estella.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Great Expectations, the 1981 TV series by Julian Amyes

Year

1981

Minutes

30

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

Great Expectations

Country: UK

Year: 1981

Length: 30m / 13 episodes

Cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens

Year

1861

Pages

505

Book Rate

7.56

S: Goodreads

Book

Great Expectations

Country: UK

First published in: 1861

Length: 505 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of Great Expectations, the 1981 TV series by Julian Amyes

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Cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens

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