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Publisher's Summary

Bleak Expectations is the remarkable adventures of young Philip Bin as he struggles to rescue himself and his sisters from the plotting of his guardian, the scheming, evil and badly-named Mr Gently Benevolent, and the blood-curdling Hardthrasher brothers. A Victorian epic of awful schools inc the aptly named St Bastards, worse prisons, nuns at St Bitches, giant rabbits, and long lost super-hero aunts, in the style of Charles Dickens after far too much gin. If you liked Blackadder than this historical romp is very much up your street. This is the latest comedy from Mark Evans (writer) and Gareth Edwards (producer) of Mitchell and Webb and features a big name cast including , Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson, Tom Allen and James Bachman.
©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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By S. Brearley on 03-16-10

Hilarious

This is wonderful - very funny and very cleverly done. I recommend all three series. Our whole family loves it; from the twelve-year-old up. Anthony Head will always be Mr Gently Benevolent to us all.

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By Colin on 02-14-10

Brilliant Humour

What can I say- this is so funny!
I must warn you about playing this on the train- you will almost certainly burst out laughing!
Superb stuff- witty & just so funny!

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