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Masterpiece: Great Expectations: (Episode 2)

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Pip arrives in London where his guardian Jaggers installs him in rooms with a young gentleman cut off from his wealthy family, Herbert Pocket. In Herbert, Pip finds a friend and an introduction into London society. But Pip's eagerness to learn the ways of a gentleman is matched by his eagerness to spend money to that end, and his debts pile up in spite of Jaggers' cold counsel. He is called upon by Miss Havisham and reunited with Estella, but spurns Joe, who knows that Pip is ashamed. Accompanying Estella through London society, Pip moves toward the day he will learn the identity of his benefactor and finally marry his beloved Estella.

Episode Info

Episode number: 42x9
Production Number: 4209
Airdate: Sunday April 08th, 2012
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

Director: Brian Kirk
Writer: Charles Dickens
Screenplay: Sarah Phelps

Alternate Airdates:

United Kingdom Dec 28, 2011

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Guest Stars
David SuchetDavid Suchet
As Jaggers
Douglas Booth (2)Douglas Booth (2)
As Philip "Pip" Pirrip
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Miss Havisham
Harry LloydHarry Lloyd
As Herbert Pocket
Mark AddyMark Addy
As Uncle Pumblechook
Oscar KennedyOscar Kennedy
As Young Pip
Paul RhysPaul Rhys
As Compeyson
Ray WinstoneRay Winstone
As Abel Magwitch
Vanessa KirbyVanessa Kirby
As Estella
Main Cast
Laura Linney
As Host - Masterpiece Classic
Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRebecca Eaton
ProducerGeorge Ormond
Warning: Masterpiece season 42 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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