7.4/10
2,354
20 user 2 critic

Oliver Twist 

TV-PG | | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2007– )
Trailer
1:49 | Trailer
The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.
Reviews
Popularity
4,963 ( 3,388)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2008   2007  
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Trevor Eve, Michael Elphick
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.

Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley, Andrew Lincoln
The Take (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Tom Hardy, Charlotte Riley
Sucker Punch (2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Ray 'Harley' Davidson is a hustler. With flash clothes and a fast mouth, Harley lives life in the fast lane. With his passion for all things gambling, money runs like water through Harley's... See full summary »

Director: Malcolm Martin
Stars: Gordon Alexander, Antonio Fargas, Ian Freeman
Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Sam Smith, David Ross, Julie Walters
Oliver Twist (2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Roman Polanski
Stars: Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift
Sweeney Todd (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.

Director: David Moore
Stars: Ray Winstone, Essie Davis, David Warner
The Virgin Queen (TV Mini-Series 2005)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Virgin Queen explores the full sweep of Elizabeth's life: from her days of fear as a potential victim of her sister's terror; through her great love affair with Robert Dudley; into her ... See full summary »

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Sienna Guillory, Ian Hart
Stuart: A Life Backwards (TV Movie 2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A writer takes a backwards look at the life of his unlikely friend Stuart, a homeless alcoholic who experienced a traumatic event in his childhood.

Director: David Attwood
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hardy, Nicola Duffett
Deserter (2002)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.

Director: Martin Huberty
Stars: Paul Fox, Tom Hardy, Kate Maberly
Colditz (2005)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During World War II, four Britons tunnel out of a German POW camp. One is killed, two are recaptured and one escapes. Scottish Corporal Nicholas McGrade, the lone escapee, is a slacker and ... See full summary »

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sophia Myles, Tom Hardy
Oliver Twist I (TV Movie 1982)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The classic Charles Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: George C. Scott, Tim Curry, Michael Hordern
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
William Miller ...  Oliver Twist 5 episodes, 2007
Adam Arnold Adam Arnold ...  Artful Dodger / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Ryan Barr Ryan Barr 5 episodes, 2007
Connor Catchpole Connor Catchpole ...  Pearly 5 episodes, 2007
Morven Christie ...  Rose Maylie 5 episodes, 2007
Edward Fox ...  Mr. Brownlow 5 episodes, 2007
Tom Hardy ...  Bill Sikes 5 episodes, 2007
Sarah Lancashire ...  Mrs. Corney 5 episodes, 2007
Sophie Okonedo ...  Nancy 5 episodes, 2007
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Edward / ... 5 episodes, 2007
Timothy Spall ...  Fagin 5 episodes, 2007
Nicola Walker ...  Sally 3 episodes, 2007
Rob Brydon ...  Mr. Fang 2 episodes, 2007
Paul Chahidi ...  The Quack 2 episodes, 2007
Alfie Childs Alfie Childs ...  Mouthy 2 episodes, 2007
Reece Dos-Santos Reece Dos-Santos ...  Stick 2 episodes, 2007
Vincent Franklin ...  Mr. Limbkins 2 episodes, 2007
Mariah Gale ...  Agnes 2 episodes, 2007
Adam Gillen Adam Gillen ...  Noah Claypole 2 episodes, 2007
Michelle Gomez ...  Mrs. Sowerberry 2 episodes, 2007
Jordan Grehs Jordan Grehs ...  Ginge 2 episodes, 2007
Callum Higgins Callum Higgins ...  Spike 2 episodes, 2007
Peter Kirkham Peter Kirkham ...  Oakum Boy 2 episodes, 2007
Jordan Long ...  Geezer 2 episodes, 2007
Helena Lymbery Helena Lymbery ...  Molly 2 episodes, 2007
Keenan Munn-Francis Keenan Munn-Francis ...  Scrappy Boy 2 episodes, 2007
Oliver Murray Oliver Murray ...  Muzzer 2 episodes, 2007
Jake Nightingale Jake Nightingale ...  Head Peeler 2 episodes, 2007
Niall O'Mara ...  Handles 2 episodes, 2007
Anton Saunders ...  Chancer 2 episodes, 2007
John Sessions ...  Mr. Sowerberry 2 episodes, 2007
Edward Tudor-Pole ...  Mr. Slipsby 2 episodes, 2007
Callum Yeoman Callum Yeoman ...  Cal 2 episodes, 2007
Edit

Storyline

The adventures of the orphaned Oliver Twist in Victorian London.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | PBS [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oliver Twist See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(5 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Rose sings and plays the hymn "Abide With Me". The words were not written until 1847, and the tune wasn't published until 1861, in the classic "Hymns Ancient and Modern". This song did not exist at the time Oliver Twist takes place. See more »

Connections

Version of Oliver Twist (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Abide With Me
(uncredited)
Music by William H. Monk and lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent acting and storytelling
28 December 2007 | by Lolly12See all my reviews

The performances are excellent all around. Sophie Okonedo is a fine Nancy, so thoroughly believable as is Tom Hardy, Timothy Spall and Sarah Lancashire. The children playing Oliver and Dodger give subtle performances, so were obviously directed extremely well.

I did not have any problems with the changes to the narrative and I know the novel well, but in the time constraints of the series, I thought the changes made sense. At first I thought the music surprising but very quickly I felt it suited the style of the story telling.

Very fine effort from the BBC, they are so thorough with period dramas, I can't remember the last time they stuffed one up.


22 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed