The Old Curiosity Shop [DVD videorecording] / PBS Video ; Carnival Films ; produced by Andrew Benson ; screenplay by Martyn Hesford ; directed by Brian Percival.
Contributor(s): Benson, Andrew | Hesford, Martyn | Percival, Brian | Jacobi, Derek | Jones, Toby | Vavasseur, Sophie | McKeon, Stephen | Dickens, Charles. Old curiosity shop | PBS Video | Carnival Films (Great Britain) | Warner Home Video (Firm).Material type: FilmPublisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, Description: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1419876015; 9781419876011.Subject(s): Grandparent and child -- England -- London -- Drama | Curiosities and wonders -- England -- London -- Drama | Compulsive gamblers -- England -- London -- Drama | Usury -- England -- London -- Drama | Brothers -- England -- London -- DramaGenre/Form: DVDs for the hearing impaired. | Made-for-TV movies. | Fiction films. | Film adaptations.DDC classification: 791.45/72
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DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9, enhanced); Dolby Digital stereo.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur.
Director of photography, Peter Greenhalgh ; editor, Tony Cranstoun ; music, Stephen McKeon.
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
Originally broadcast on the BBC in 2007.
Nell Trent lives with her doting grandfather in his London shop. It is a magical place, filled from wall to wall with treasures. Grandfather keeps his nocturnal gambling activities a secret from Nell. He borrows heavily from the evil, profiteering loan shark Daniel Quilp. When Grandfather gambles away what little money they possess, Quilp seizes the opportunity to take possession of their beloved shop. It seems Nell and Grandfather are left only with the option to escape. They fall in with a number of colourful characters, some villainous and some affectionate. They are on the run from Quilp and his band of misguided money seekers, including Nell's own brother Freddie and his gullible friend Dick Swiveller.