I was totally engrossed in this modern BBC/Masterpiece take on Dickens' piece. Purists have some unattainable vision of what they feel the classics should live up to, and I pity them, for they will never be satisfied. Gillian Anderson was outstanding as the spooky misandristic lovelorn Miss Havisham, who should've been more careful what she wished for; Ray Winstone as Abel Magwitch, the gruff convict so impressed by a child's simple kindness... everyone in the cast (agreed that the actress playing Estella was snotty and deadpan, undoubtedly as she was directed to be). The Victorian trappings, the lighting, the score -- I wholeheartedly enjoyed this production. FIVE STARS.

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