Episode 1

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Episode 1 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

A terrifying encounter on the marshes with an escaped convict and a summons from the mysterious Miss Havisham change orphan Pip's life forever. He dares to believe he might be destined for a future beyond the marshes - a future linked to that of the beautiful Estella.

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  • Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson) invites Pip (Oscar Kennedy) to meet Estella (Izzy Meikle-Small)

    Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson) invites Pip (Oscar Kennedy) to meet Estella (Izzy Meikle-Small)

  • Young Pip (Oscar Kennedy) and Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson)

    Young Pip (Oscar Kennedy) and Miss Havisham (Gillian Anderson)

  • Behind the scenes: filming on location at the forge

    Behind the scenes: filming on location at the forge

  • BBC TV Blog: Falling in love with Miss Havisham

    BBC TV Blog: Falling in love with Miss Havisham

    “We're talking about a woman who is deeply, almost psychotically manipulative and potentially really psychologically damaging to Pip and Estella. There was a curiosity there for me.”

    Read and comment on Gillian Anderson’s post

Credits

Director
Brian Kirk
Director
Brian Kirk
Director
Brian Kirk
Abel Magwitch
Ray Winstone
Abel Magwitch
Ray Winstone
Abel Magwitch
Ray Winstone
Miss Havisham
Gillian Anderson
Miss Havisham
Gillian Anderson
Miss Havisham
Gillian Anderson
Jaggers
David Suchet
Jaggers
David Suchet
Pip
Douglas Booth
Pip
Douglas Booth
Young Pip
Oscar Kennedy
Young Pip
Oscar Kennedy
Young Pip
Oscar Kennedy
Joe Gargery
Shaun Dooley
Mrs Joe
Claire Rushbrook
Mrs Joe
Claire Rushbrook
Mrs Joe
Claire Rushbrook
Pumblechook
Mark Addy
Pumblechook
Mark Addy
Compeyson
Paul Rhys
Compeyson
Paul Rhys
Compeyson
Paul Rhys
Sergeant
Charlie Creed-Miles
Sergeant
Charlie Creed-Miles
Young Estella
Izzy Meikle-Small
Young Estella
Izzy Meikle-Small
Young Estella
Izzy Meikle-Small
Young Herbert
Eros Vlahos
Young Herbert
Eros Vlahos
Estella
Vanessa Kirby
Estella
Vanessa Kirby
Estella
Vanessa Kirby

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