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Great Expectations Video Pack

Synopsis
Video-based teaching package based on the 1999 BBC adaptation of ‘Great Expectations’, which, in discussing the film, also studies Dickens himself, the nature of adaptation and the original novel. Also examines key social, historical and political elements including topics such as child abuse, the apprenticeship system, social class, expectations of women, and crime and the law. Also includes clips from four different adaptations: David Lean (1946), BBC (1958 and 1981), and Tony Marchant (BBC 1999).
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Year of production
1999
Availability
out of distribution
Documentation
Accompanying 84-page viewer’s guide and teacher’s notes.
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); history of the 19th century; social history; television drama

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC Education

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools External site opens in new window
Phone
020 8746 1111
Fax
020 8752 4398
Address
White City
201 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TS

Distributor

Name

BBC Education Production

Address
PO Box 20
Tonbridge
TN12 6WU

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