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The Resource Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; a BBC-TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network, (videorecording)

Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; a BBC-TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network, (videorecording)

Label
Bleak House
Title
Bleak House
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Dickens ; a BBC-TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network
Title variation
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A lawsuit grinds on for years with innocent victims caught up in it. Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature, hunts for Lady Dedlock as she becomes embroiled in the suit. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core
  • "At the court of Chancery, the Jarndyce and Jarndyce case grinds on for years with no end in sight. Entangled in the lawsuit are a growing number of innocent victims: Ada Clare and Richard Carstone, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a child with mysterious parentage; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. As the case staggers onward, yet more people become embroiled in the furious legal battle, including the proud Lady Dedlock, who finds herself persecuted by the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn, then hunted by the determined Inspector Bucket, one of the first detectives to appear in English literature. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core ..."--Container
Member of
Cataloging source
NAB
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Bleak House (Motion picture : 1985)
  • Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Credits note
Dramatization, Arthur Hopcraft ; director, Ross Devenish ; music, Geoffrey Burgon ; producers, John Harris, Betty Willingale
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Close captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
PR4556.A2
LC item number
R54 2005
PerformerNote
Diana Rigg, Denholm Elliott
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  • 1916-1991
  • 1812-1870
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  • Rigg, Diana
  • Elliott, Denholm
  • Hopcraft, Arthur
  • Devenish, Ross
  • Burgon, Geoffrey
  • Harris, John
  • Willingale, Betty
  • Dickens, Charles
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Arts and Entertainment Network
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
418
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  • Illegitimate children
  • Guardian and ward
  • Young women
Technique
live action
Label
Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; a BBC-TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for television in 1985 as episodes of the television series, Masterpiece Theatre
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
  • "BBC Video classic"--Container
  • "BBC VIdeo"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Side A. Episodes 1-4 -- Side B. Episodes 5-8
Control code
ocm61406130
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (418 min.)
Isbn
9781419814495
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051233523
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E2335
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 781242
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bleak House, by Charles Dickens ; a BBC-TV production in association with the Arts and Entertainment Network, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced for television in 1985 as episodes of the television series, Masterpiece Theatre
  • Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
  • "BBC Video classic"--Container
  • "BBC VIdeo"--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Side A. Episodes 1-4 -- Side B. Episodes 5-8
Control code
ocm61406130
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (418 min.)
Isbn
9781419814495
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
794051233523
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
E2335
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 781242
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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