Great Expectations

1989, TV Show

Dickens' abused apprentice and his rise to gentility, this one from Disney and British producers. Writer John Goldsmith also adapted Dickens' `The Old Curiosity Shop' and `David Copperfield.'

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Season 1, Episode 1
A terrifying encounter on the marshes with an escaped convict and a summons from the mysterious Miss Havisham change orphan Pip's life forever.

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Great Expectations -- -Not everyone is meant to fly- A drying handkerchief is tempted by the noble fly of cranes. After much struggle, it escapes and with great courage, it launches out on an adventure beyond its powers. It reaches out to see its dream come true but some things are impossible.

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Season 1, Episode 2
Time has passed and Estella comes to London. Pip, already feeling wretched after seeing Estella flirting with other men, is further devastated when Magwitch, the convict he helped as a young boy, appears, and declares himself to be Pip's benefactor.

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Lavish adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel.

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Premiered: July 09, 1989, on Disney
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Premise: Dickens' abused apprentice and his rise to gentility, this one from Disney and British producers. Writer John Goldsmith also adapted Dickens' `The Old Curiosity Shop' and `David Copperfield.'

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