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Release the 1962 serialisation of "Oliver Twist" onto dvd.

This serial was one of many dramatisations made by the BBC in the 1960's which were very accurate to the book. It is complete, with no character omissions and it has a memorable cast. It portrays the grim austerity of 19th century London so vividly as is very atmospheric.
Although it is in black and white, it is far better than the 1948 film version simply because it is of longer duration and is faithful to Charles Dickens' masterpiece, which the 1948 film version is not.
It has been sadly neglected since its first transmission in thirteen parts. It ran from 07-01-1962 to 01-04-1962 with Bruce Prochnik as Oliver and Max Adrian as Fagin.
I am aware that many people with a love of Dickens would like to see these old serials again and I firmly believe that in the year of Charles Dickens' bicentenary it would be appropriate to rescue "Oliver Twist" from obscurity in the BBC archives.

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