Little Dorrit Blog Post
From March 29-April 26, 2009 PBS Masterpiece will present a screen adaptation of Charles Dickens’ Little Dorrit.
This timeless rags to riches story concerns the vacillating fortunes of the Dorrit family. The kind-hearted Amy looks after her proud father William who is a long-term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. But their fate is transformed by the unexpected arrival of the benevolent Arthur Clennam. As the Dorrits meet a variety of characters from rich to poor, a dark villain Rigaud threatens to spill a long-held family secret.
Visit www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/ to find out more about the production and the book, watch an interview with screenwriter Andrew Davies and lead actress Claire Foy, and sign up for a chance to win a set of Dickens's classic tales.
During the weeks of March 30th and April 20th director Andrew Davies and producer Erin Delaney will also chat with Little Dorrit readers at bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board?board.id=Classics .
You can also find Dickens teacher’s guides and book club resources at www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/.