CHARLES DICKENS is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters.
With the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth this year, it would be hard to resist these TV adaptations of four of his finest novels
Great Expectations:Violence and Victorian gentility meet in one of Dickens' greatest creations. Pip's epic journey from boy to man has at its centre his relationships with the terrifying convict Magwitch, manipulative Miss Havisham and the beautiful but heartless Estella
Little Dorrit:It brings to life Dickens's powerful story of struggle and hardship in 1820s London. It is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period
Oliver Twist:This classic recites the adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London. Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens' unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives
Bleak House: one of Charles Dickens' most brilliant novels - arguably the greatest ever depiction of Victorian London. Fresh and imaginative, yet faithful to the original, this thrilling fast-paced adaptation is shot with a contemporary edge