The Old Curiosity Shop (1979-1980) TV Mini-Series poster and book cover compared.

The Old Curiosity Shop

Julian Amyes, 1979-1980

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The Old Curiosity Shop
Charles Dickens, 1840

The Old Curiosity Shop is a TV mini-series directed by Julian Amyes in 1979 and based on the book of the same name by Charles Dickens, first published in 1840. The TV series features Natalie Ogle, Trevor Peacock, Granville Saxton, Sebastian Shaw, Colin Jeavons, Christopher Fairbank, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

7

/ 10

TV Mini-Series Poster: The Old Curiosity Shop (Julian Amyes, 1979-1980)

7.5

/ 10

Book Cover: The Old Curiosity Shop (Charles Dickens, 1840)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Old Curiosity Shop, the 1840 book by Charles Dickens.

The Old Curiosity Shop

Read by: George Hagan

Storyline

Nell Trent lives with her grandfather, the proprietor of the Old Curiosity Shop. Grandfather has a disquieting secret, a gambling addiction fed by high-interest loans from the bully Daniel Quilp. The villainous Quilp wants to get possession of the shop, and Nell. In league with his lawyer Samson Brass and Samson’s sister Sally, Quilp seizes Grandfather’s assets.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Old Curiosity Shop, the 1979 TV series by Julian Amyes

Year

1979

Minutes

30

Movie Rate

7.00

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

The Old Curiosity Shop

Country: UK

Year: 1979-1980

Length: 30m / 9 episodes

Cover of The Old Curiosity Shop, the 1840 book by Charles Dickens

Year

1840

Pages

576

Book Rate

7.56

S: Goodreads

Book

The Old Curiosity Shop

Country: UK

First published in: 1840

Length: 576 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)
Movie by Thomas Bentley
Movie poster
Mr. Quilp (1975)
Movie by Michael Tuchner
Movie poster
The Old Curiosity Shop (1995)
Movie by Kevin Connor
Movie poster
The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
Movie by Brian Percival

User polls & recommendations

Which is better?

Poster of The Old Curiosity Shop, the 1979 TV series by Julian Amyes

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Cover of The Old Curiosity Shop, the 1840 book by Charles Dickens

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TV series

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Old Curiosity Shop, the 1979 TV series by Julian Amyes

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Yes

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18% No

9 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Old Curiosity Shop, the 1840 book by Charles Dickens

READ

Yes

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27% No

8 votes

3 votes

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