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Bleak House (Dramatised)

Narrated by: full cast
Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (71 ratings)

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Summary

Michael Kitchen stars as John Jarndyce in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dickens' classic tale of London and the law.
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A classic production

An hugely accessible and atmospheric production of Charles Dickens' classic story. Touching, absorbing, full of pathos and in places genuinely creepy, the story is been beautifully adapted and acted throughout.

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Bleak House.

Finished it yesterday - absolutely brilliant in every respect, including the casting. I'll be looking out for a similarly brilliant dramatized production of Our Mutual Friend.

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Bbc drama and Dickens at their best

One of my favourite Dickens stories brought to life with brilliant clarity and superb casting. close your eyes and immerse your self in audio drama at its very best . Superlative

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If you want the bones of the story listen to this

This is an excellent dramatisition but it is abridged a little too far for me. Sometimes I felt dragged rather than led through the story but if you want an introduction to the story it is an wonderful performance.

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AN EXCELLENT RADIO FULL CAST PRODUCTION

One of the best radio productions of Bleak House.

Professional cast who bring out the warmth and intense characters in this book so much, you feel you are there with them as they experience this tragedy. You can almost feel and smell the acrid atmosphere of the old foggy smelly Victorian London only Dickens is master.

The book is long and involved which the directors, producers and writers have lovingly adapted to ensure we have as much of the basics of the story of which I think is quite excellent.

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An accomplished happy ending

the plot, characters, child hangers all very rich and the reader will least respect of what is to come.

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A great abridged, dramatised version

What did you like most about Bleak House (Dramatised)?

Bleak House is actually we quite a long book and filled with numerous minor characters. This is a great way of listening to the story in an abridged version

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bleak House (Dramatised)?

Getting the sense of the squalor

What does Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

The dramatic music

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jim dies

Any additional comments?

Great book

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Fantastic production

The dramatisation was excellent, a gripping and complex tale with great performances and atmospheric soundscore and music.

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  • gordon
  • RADLETT, United Kingdom
  • 07-04-13

Well dramatised

If you can't face reading the entire novel! LONG! This is the answer - great performances by an able cast.