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An Already Bad Life Made Worse but Sort of on Purpose

Bleak Expectations, Series 2 Episode 5 of 6

By Mark Evans
Volume Two, Chapter the Fifth: An Already Bad Life Made Worse But Sort Of On Purpose.

The comic Victorian epic sees Pip reach his lowest ebb in the worst place in the world, the East End of London in the first half of the nineteenth century. Full of self-loathing Pip drinks some very strong gin, finds he is really quite keen on opium, and falls in with a gang of thieving boys. But is their leader, Mr Abraham Bagel, a Roman Catholic ne'er-do-well, all he seems?

Sir Philip...........................Richard Johnson
Mr Benevolent........................Anthony Head
Young Pip..................................Tom Allen
Harry Biscuit......................James Bachman
Sternbeater...................Geoffrey Whitehead
Ripely Fecund......................Sarah Hadland
Mr Parsimonious...............Laurence Howarth
Pippa........................................Susy Kane
Mr Scrunge...............................Mark Evans

Produced by Gareth Edwards.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 4 Mar 2014 02:00
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