Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m. (2 Parts)
This bold and gripping adaptation breathes new life into the much-loved Dickens story about the young orphan Oliver who is sent to the workhouse, where children are raised on a diet of hard work and thin gruel. Timothy Spall (Harry Potter), Tom Hardy ("The Virgin Queen") and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) star.
Part 1 — Having endured a miserable childhood, Oliver (William Miller) is sold to an undertaker, where his mistreatment impels him to escape to London. There, he is adopted by a criminal gang led by Fagin (Timothy Spall) and soon falls afoul of the law.
Part 2 — Wounded during a night burglary attempt with the psychopath Sikes (Tom Hardy), Oliver is nursed back to health by Nancy (Sophie Okenedo). Little does he know that a battle is raging between those who want to save him and those who want to kill him.