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Masterpiece Airs: Oliver Twist Feb 15th-22nd

abstract:A new "Oliver Twist" has been adapted for television from master-storyteller, Charles Dickens' classic tale of an orphan boy's struggle amid 19th century London. The memorable characters: Oliver, Fagan, the artful dodger, Bill Sikes and Nancy (among others)are played by a stunning cast:William Miller, Adam Arnold, Timothy Spall, Tom Hardy and Sophie Okonedo. Don't miss this two-episode show, which airs Feb 15th-22nd on PBS.


February 10, 2009
— Check out the web features for the new adaptation of Oliver Twist, airing on 2/15 and 2/22 on PBS MASTERPIECE. Their Book Club resources will is online at

Timothy Spall as Fagin
Timothy Spall In a Masterpiece video interview, actor Timothy Spall talks about his sympathetic spin on one of Dickens' most iconic villains.

Meet the main characters in Oliverís world and explore the careers of the actors who portray them.

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Watch Online
For a limited time starting February 16, view episode one of Oliver Twist. Episode two will be available February 23.

Coming this week-don't miss the:
Book Giveaway
Teachers Guide
Dickens BookClub resources

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    On the BookBuffet website home page, click: JOIN
    Select: "Invited to join an existing group."
    Type: Masterpiece Book To Film Group
    Then type your own member details. That's it!
    You will see the "current book" posted on the group calendar, as well as the dates the series airs on television. You'll be on the member list and receive email updates on new content such as podcasts and WGBH material. You'll also be able to chat on the online forum for this group. JOIN TODAY

    For our in-depth interview with Masterpiece Executive Producer of 20 years, Rebecca Eaton, click on the following BookBuffet Podcast.



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