Little Dorrit


Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit is a fourteen-part period drama from the BBC based on the 1850s serial novel by Charles Dickens. The series tells the story of Amy Dorrit, who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father, who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her boss's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

Genre: Drama, Mini-Series

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  • Watch Little Dorrit Season 1

    • Episode 14

      Season 1 Episode 14

      aired: Thu, Dec 11, 2008

      Mr Merdle's death and the collapse of Merdle's Bank sends shockwaves through London as thousands face financial ruin. Arthur returns to the Marshalsea a prisoner, Amy goes back to her birthplace to look after him as he lies gravely ill, and Rigaud returns to play out his blackmail in the Clennam house.

    • Episode 13

      Season 1 Episode 13

      aired: Wed, Dec 10, 2008

      Mr Dorrit returns to Venice a broken man, after a visit to London revives some unwelcome memories. Meanwhile, Arthur warns his mother that she may be in danger from Rigaud, and he is reunited with Amy once more.

    • Episode 12

      Season 1 Episode 12

      aired: Sun, Dec 7, 2008

      Mr Dorrit leaves Amy behind in Venice as he returns to London with newlyweds Fanny and Sparkler, but the high life is not all he had hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Arthur invests Doyce and Clennam's capital in Merdle's Bank, and Flora investigates the mysterious disappearance of Rigaud.

    • Episode 11

      Season 1 Episode 11

      aired: Wed, Dec 3, 2008

      Romance is in the air as Mrs General starts her campaign to woo Mr Dorrit, and Fanny turns the full beam of her attention on Sparkler. Meanwhile, an unwelcome reminder of the old days comes to haunt Mr Dorrit in Venice.

    • Episode 10

      Season 1 Episode 10

      aired: Thu, Nov 27, 2008

      Fanny has stolen the heart of Edmund Sparkler, whose mother is determined to separate them once and for all. Meanwhile, Merdle's Bank is besieged by investors, and Arthur is worried when he sees a suspicious French stranger, the villainous Rigaud, at his mother's house.

    • Episode 9

      Season 1 Episode 9

      aired: Wed, Nov 26, 2008

      The Dorrits arrive in Venice, and Fanny renews an old acquaintance with Edmund Sparkler and his redoubtable mother Mrs Merdle. Meanwhile, Amy makes a friend in Pet Gowan, united through their mutual affection for Arthur, and Rigaud scents a deeper connection between the Dorrits and the House of Clennam.

    • Episode 8

      Episode 8

      aired: Thu, Nov 20, 2008

      Mr. Merdle's death sends shockwaves through London, as it transpires that all along he had been fixing his books and in reality, he had nothing. The thousands of people who invested in him now face financial ruin.

    • Episode 7

      Episode 7

      aired: Wed, Nov 19, 2008

      Mr. Dorrit returns to England with the newlyweds, Fanny and Sparkler. He is overawed by the splendor of the Merdle house and deeply flattered when Mr. Merdle offers to help him invest his fortune.

    • Episode 6

      Episode 6

      aired: Thu, Nov 13, 2008

      Fanny worries about the burgeoning affection between Mr. Dorrit and Mrs. General. The thought of having Mrs. General as a step-mother makes her want to pursue marriage to Edmund Sparkler.

    • Episode 5

      Episode 5

      aired: Wed, Nov 12, 2008

      The Dorrits make their triumphant departure from the Marshalsea. Arthur looks on in the knowledge that he may never see them again. Mr Dorrit has instructed that the friendship with him be brought to an end.

    • Episode 4

      Episode 4

      aired: Thu, Nov 6, 2008

      Pancks busies himself with more investigating, proceeding to recruit John Chivery to help him with his enquiries, (assuring John that it's all in the interest of his beloved Amy). Amy notices Pancks and wonders what he's up to.

    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Wed, Nov 5, 2008

      John Chivery, sensing a rival in Arthur, decides to make his move and propose to Amy. It's too late, however, and Amy, who's already fallen for Arthur, turns John down.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Wed, Oct 29, 2008

      Arthur strikes up a tentative friendship with Amy Dorrit. He remains suspicious that his family might have somehow been involved in her father's downfall, and he resolves to help Amy and her family in any way he can.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Oct 25, 2008

      Amy Dorrit gains employment as a seamstress at the House of Clennam. Her employer is the stern and formidable Mrs Clennam, who has been paralyzed and confined to her room for a dozen years.

  • Episodes

    • Episode 14

      Little Dorrit: Episode 14

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mr Merdle's death and the collapse of Merdle's Bank sends shockwaves through London as thousands face financial ruin. Arthur returns to the Marshalsea a prisoner, Amy goes back to her birthplace to look after him as he lies gravely ill, and Rigaud returns to play out his blackmail in the Clennam house.

    • Episode 13

      Little Dorrit: Episode 13

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mr Dorrit returns to Venice a broken man, after a visit to London revives some unwelcome memories. Meanwhile, Arthur warns his mother that she may be in danger from Rigaud, and he is reunited with Amy once more.

    • Episode 12

      Little Dorrit: Episode 12

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mr Dorrit leaves Amy behind in Venice as he returns to London with newlyweds Fanny and Sparkler, but the high life is not all he had hoped it would be. Meanwhile, Arthur invests Doyce and Clennam's capital in Merdle's Bank, and Flora investigates the mysterious disappearance of Rigaud.

    • Episode 11

      Little Dorrit: Episode 11

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Romance is in the air as Mrs General starts her campaign to woo Mr Dorrit, and Fanny turns the full beam of her attention on Sparkler. Meanwhile, an unwelcome reminder of the old days comes to haunt Mr Dorrit in Venice.

    • Episode 10

      Little Dorrit: Episode 10

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Fanny has stolen the heart of Edmund Sparkler, whose mother is determined to separate them once and for all. Meanwhile, Merdle's Bank is besieged by investors, and Arthur is worried when he sees a suspicious French stranger, the villainous Rigaud, at his mother's house.

    • Episode 9

      Little Dorrit: Episode 9

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      The Dorrits arrive in Venice, and Fanny renews an old acquaintance with Edmund Sparkler and his redoubtable mother Mrs Merdle. Meanwhile, Amy makes a friend in Pet Gowan, united through their mutual affection for Arthur, and Rigaud scents a deeper connection between the Dorrits and the House of Clennam.

    • Episode 8

      Little Dorrit: Episode 8

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mr Dorrit is released from the Marshalsea after more than twenty years, and takes his family abroad to reinvent themselves as members of society. Miss Wade commissions Rigaud to spy on Pet and Henry Gowan, and he takes the chance to follow the Dorrits abroad and find out what connects them to the House of Clennam.

    • Episode 7

      Little Dorrit: Episode 7

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Rigaud introduces himself to the House of Clennam, while Arthur is best man at Pet's marriage to Henry Gowan. Pancks concludes his investigation into the Dorrit family's long incarceration in the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison, and Arthur and Amy break momentous news to Mr Dorrit.

    • Episode 6

      Little Dorrit: Episode 6

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Pancks recruits John Chivery to help him solve the mystery that connects the Dorrit family with the House of Clennam, while Arthur proposes to Pet Meagles. Elsewhere, Tattycoram runs away from Twickenham, and Amy resigns herself to a life without the man she loves.

    • Episode 5

      Little Dorrit: Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Amy accompanies her sister Fanny to meet Mrs Merdle, queen bee of London society. Meanwhile, Rigaud comes into possession of the Clennam papers, and Chivery the turnkey asks Arthur to put in a word for young John with Amy.

    • Episode 4

      Little Dorrit: Episode 4

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Amy receives a proposal of marriage which throws her into confusion, Arthur is taken on as a partner in Daniel Doyce's engineering works, and the French villain Rigaud arrives in London.

    • Episode 3

      Little Dorrit: Episode 3

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Flintwinch taunts Arthur's mother about the mystery at the heart of the House of Clennam, while Amy discovers that 'a gentleman' has paid off her brother's debts, and Arthur is invited to Twickenham to renew his acquaintance with the lovely Pet Meagles.

    • Episode 2

      Little Dorrit: Episode 2

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Suspecting his family's involvement in their ruin, Arthur, having befriended Amy Dorrit, involves himself in her family's affairs. While hoping to pay off Amy's brother's debt and give him the chance to start again, Arthur himself is also planning to start again with a new job, and perhaps renew his love for childhood sweetheart Flora Casby.

    • Episode 1

      Little Dorrit: Episode 1

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      When Arthur Clennam returns to England after years abroad, his curiosity is piqued by the presence in his mother's house of a young seamstress, Amy Dorrit. Seeking to discover why Mrs Clennam, not usually given to charity, has taken on Amy, Arthur visits Marshalsea Prison where he meets and befriends Amy's father, William, the prison's longest-serving inmate.

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