The flowery wording in the episode titles was based on the language which Charles Dickens used for the chapter titles in his original novel "Oliver Twist".
Oh you're here again. Someone is sick I would hope?
Dr. Losberne: Brittles, Mr. Brownlow.
Brownlow: Brittles is never ill. Somewhat disturbed, yes, but never ill.
The version which ran on ITV in England and CBC in Canada in late 1999 consisted of four two-hour episodes with commercials; the video for sale in the UK runs 386 minutes. When PBS ran the series on Masterpiece Theater in October 2000, it consisted of three two-hour episodes without commercials; the video available in North America runs 360 minutes.