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I had heard this BBC production on the ABC in Australia and I was really pleased to find it available on Audible.Dickens in context is of course brilliant but so is Bleak Expectations using parody nd irony it is hilarious. So good to hear humour that requires thought and is so politically incorrect, great choice audible!!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
The tone is just spot on and in parts the absurdist humour reminded me of The Goon Show. It's wonderfully acted as well. Well worth a listen!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I've been eagerly waiting for the BBC to release this ever since it was first broadcast. I'm not a Radio 4 drama person at all but I came across this by accident and it made me howl with laughter. The comparison with Blackadder is very much deserved. This is a great yarn with a fabulous cast (Anthony Head is a true gem), and perfect for anyone who is fan of Dickens and Victorian sensational and sentimental novels.
Great gags, love, loss, friendship, mystery and of course, the obligatory 'evil genius', what more could anyone want? Brilliant.
16 of 17 people found this review helpful
For anyone who can no longer laugh at the spiteful PC 'observation' ramblings of most current comedy. Here it is! The solution, something to make you remember how much you enjoyed clever humour. If you love early Eddie Izzard, Harry Enfield, Alan Partridge or I'm sorry I haven't a clue. Then buy these and savour them one at a time...
If you are a comedy writer, listen, learn, think positive and create something new..
6 of 6 people found this review helpful