Bleak Expectations: The Complete First Series

  • by Mark Evans
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • 2 hrs and 48 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Featuring a big name cast including, Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Geoffrey Whitehead, Richard Johnson,Tom Allen and James Bachman. 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 historial romp is very much up your street.

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Brilliant Parody

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!!
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- lynn

As a Dickens fan this cracked me up.

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!
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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2008
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited