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The Mystery of Edwin Drood 

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An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.
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Series cast summary:
Matthew Rhys ...  John Jasper 2 episodes, 2012
Freddie Fox ...  Edwin Drood 2 episodes, 2012
Tamzin Merchant ...  Rosa Bud 2 episodes, 2012
Rory Kinnear ...  Reverend Septimus Crisparkle 2 episodes, 2012
Ron Cook ...  Durdles 2 episodes, 2012
Janet Dale Janet Dale ...  Miss Twinkleton 2 episodes, 2012
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ...  Princess Puffer 2 episodes, 2012
Amber Rose Revah ...  Helena Landless 2 episodes, 2012
Alfie Davis ...  Deputy 2 episodes, 2012
Sacha Dhawan ...  Neville Landless 2 episodes, 2012
Julia McKenzie ...  Mrs. Crisparkle 2 episodes, 2012
Josie Farmiloe Josie Farmiloe ...  Maid 2 episodes, 2012
Ian McNeice ...  Mayor Sapsea 2 episodes, 2012
Alun Armstrong ...  Hiram Grewgious 2 episodes, 2012
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An exploration of Charles Dicken's unfinished work in which the mystery of the murder of Edwin Drood is examined.

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Drama | Mystery

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Robert Webb was offered a role See more »

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Version of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1960) See more »

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Falters a little towards the end but a solid and very well-performed adaptation on the whole
20 September 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is both captivating and frustrating, captivating in its tension and suspense as well as the titular character and frustrating in its incompleteness. This adaptation is not perfect but does nobly with its source material. It does suffer from incompleteness(the book doesn't help) and its contrived and abrupt ending. But it is very handsomely filmed and remarkably authentic to the period it's set in, while the score is unobtrusive and hauntingly beautiful. The dialogue is carefully and intelligently adapted, making an effort to sound Dickenesian and not too contemporary, also nobly developing the characters in rich detail. The story is tense and suspenseful, with some good twists and turns and very compelling storytelling, more so in the first half admittedly. It is a very well-performed adaptation too, Matthew Rhys steals the show, intense and heartfelt it is a brilliant performance. Freddie Fox shows command of the Dickenesian language, Tamzin Merchant is appealingly pert and Rory Kinnear, Ian McNeise, Julia MacKenzie and Alun Armstrong turn in strongly dependable performances too. In conclusion, solid and very well-done especially for the performances. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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UK

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English

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15 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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GBP1,600 (estimated)
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(2 parts) | (2 x 52 min.)

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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