Great Expectations? The best and worst adaptations of the Dickens classic
Since the butchered 1934 Hollywood version, the 1861 novel has been a regular on both the big and small screen. Here are some of the most notable productions
Next Sunday night the BBC will launch a major new six-part adaptation of Great Expectations. Adapted by Steven Knight of Peaky Blinders fame, boasting high production values and an impressive cast (Olivia Colman plays jilted crazy Miss Havisham), this is a prestige drama worth getting excited about. Or rather it would be, if it hadn’t been adapted so many times before.