Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit to premiere in November?

According to the message board at IMDb, Little Dorrit will begin showing on BBC1 the first week of November, claiming this came from the BBC Press office.

Of course, IMDB message boards have been an unreliable source of information in the past, so take this information cautiously. 

Radio Times looks forward to Little Dorrit

This weeks' Radio Times has a brief article about Little Dorrit, complete with picture of Matthew Macfadyen as Arthur Clennam.

Andrew Davies comments: "On one level," says Davies, "it's a love story where the lovers take an awful long time to realise they're in love. On another, it's a complicated mystery concerning guilty secrets. And on yet another, it's a comedy, full of the most wonderful, colourful characters."

Thanks JaneV and Lorna!

TV Times article on Little Dorrit

Next weeks TV Times (out today in the UK) has a picture of Matthew Macfadyen as Arthur Clennam in Little Dorrit wearing his hat. The article is part of a double page spread about forthcoming Autumn productions.

According to JaneV the article says:

Little Dorrit
If you love a good period drama then this is for you. Andrew Davies adapts the Dickens classic, with newcomer Claire Foy as the heroine Amy Dorrit, and ex-Spooks star Matthew Macfadyen as the kind Arthur Clennam. Amanda Redman is also in the all-star cast. "I play an appalling snob and get to wear outrageous costumes," she tells us.

Thanks to timmytiger, JaneV and 6point7 for the unified efforts to bring this news to us.

Amanda Redman on Jonathan Ross BBC Radio

Amanda Redman, who plays Mrs Merdle in Little Dorrit, was interviewed on Jonathan Ross' radio show on Saturday 26 July, 2008.  She comments on some of the filming of Little Dorrit.

You can still listen to the interview here while it lasts

Filming at Chenies Manor


Chloe found that filming of Little Dorrit will return to Chenies Manor later this month. The BBC built a Victorian Gazebo as a prop. You can view an image of the gazebo here.

Chenies is used as the location of the Meagles’ home which is described in the novel as: “a charming place (none the worse for being a little eccentric), on the road by the river. It stood in a garden... defended by a goodly show of handsome trees and spreading evergreens”. Filming at the manor started in April and the crew and cast are due to return later this summer, so the decision was made to leave the sizeable prop – which was designed and built specially for the filming – in situ.
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