Great Expectations (1989) TV Mini-Series poster and book cover compared.

Great Expectations

Kevin Connor, 1989

VS3

Great Expectations
Charles Dickens, 1861

Great Expectations is a TV mini-series directed by Kevin Connor in 1989 and based on the book of the same name by Charles Dickens, first published in 1861. The TV series features Jean Simmons, John Rhys-Davies, Ray McAnally, Anthony Calf, Kim Thomson, Anthony Hopkins, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

Watch & Read

Get TV series and book on Amazon

RATING

7.6

/ 10

TV Mini-Series Poster: Great Expectations (Kevin Connor, 1989)

7.5

/ 10

Book Cover: Great Expectations (Charles Dickens, 1861)

*Note: As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

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 1989 TV series by Kevin Connor

Year

1989

Minutes

303

Movie Rate

7.60

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

Great Expectations

Country: USA

Year: 1989

Length: 5h3m / 6 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

*Provided by Amazon

Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
Great Expectations (1934)
Movie by Stuart Walker
Movie poster
Great Expectations (1946)
Movie by David Lean
Movie poster
Great Expectations (1974)
Movie by Joseph Hardy
TV Mini-Series poster
Great Expectations (1981)
TV Mini-Series by Julian Amyes
Movie poster
Great Expectations (1998)
Movie by Alfonso Cuarón
Movie poster
Great Expectations (1999)
Movie by Julian Jarrold
TV Mini-Series poster
Great Expectations (2011-2012)
TV Mini-Series by Brian Kirk
Movie poster
Great Expectations (2012)
Movie by Mike Newell
TV Mini-Series poster
Great Expectations (2023-)
TV Mini-Series by Steven Knight

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of Great Expectations, the 1989 TV series by Kevin Connor

TV Mini-Series

0

%

6 VOTES

*You can vote only
once in this poll.

Cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens

Book

0

%

5 VOTES

*You can vote only
once in this poll.

TV series

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of Great Expectations, the 1989 TV series by Kevin Connor

WATCH

Yes

0

%

18% No

9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of Great Expectations, the 1861 book by Charles Dickens

READ

Yes

0

%

27% No

8 votes

3 votes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LISTS AND GROUPS

Related Lists

AuthorsCharles Dickens

David Copperfield was adapted to cinema in 1913. In the years since, Dickens has never ceased to be an inspiration for filmmakers.