WGBH Openvault

Masterpiece Theatre; Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist - Final Packaged Show Episode 1


License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Series
Masterpiece Theatre
Program
Oliver Twist
Program Number

3001

Series Description

Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Serialized in gripping monthly written installments between 1837–1839, Oliver Twist, which centers on an innocent orphan coerced into crime, captivated a young Queen Victoria, who found the story "excessively interesting" -- as did millions of her subjects. Distinguished British dramatist Alan Bleasdale sketches a richly detailed backstory for the boy, which unfolds in the first episode. The cast includes many familiar faces, among them Robert Lindsay, Sarah Miles, Michael Kitchen and Julie Walters; spunky child actor Sam Smith is the immortal Oliver.

Duration

01:56:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Drama
Citation
Chicago: “Masterpiece Theatre; Oliver Twist,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F2EEA244679E45B6A8C0EDCE4382E9B4.
MLA: “Masterpiece Theatre; Oliver Twist.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F2EEA244679E45B6A8C0EDCE4382E9B4>.
APA: Masterpiece Theatre; Oliver Twist. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F2EEA244679E45B6A8C0EDCE4382E9B4
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.