TV Mini-Series | | Drama
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.
The very flowery wording in the episode titles is based on the language which Charles Dickens used for the chapter titles in his original novel "Oliver Twist".
Giles. Brittles is ill.
Giles: No he's not, ma'am. He's always like this.
Mrs. Bedwin: Brittles is ill and we had to call a doctor out.
Rose: Oh no!
Mrs. Bedwin: Um, we have to hide Oliver!
Giles: No. You don't have to hide him, ma'am. The boy's in my room. The master hasn't been in my room ...
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.