Great Expectations

Great Expectations: The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Ion Jinga

With 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets set for the period 2016-2030, the 2030 Agenda could become a triumph for multilateralism, if it will be followed by concrete implementation. Great expectations reclaim great responsibilities. It is up to our political leaders to move towards that vision, through a spirit of global solidarity.

Sikes & Nancy - Dickens with a Difference

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

This festive season, Trafalgar Studios is offering up an alternative look at the work of Charles Dickens, in the form of 'Dickens with a Difference.' The double-bill incorporates the London premieres of Miss Havisham's Expectations and Sikes & Nancy.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Jeremy Irvine Talks 'Real, Dark Passion'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

To mark the release of 'Great Expectations' on DVD, its young star Jeremy Irvine speaks about his character Pip in this latest, much darker than norma...

Caroline Frost

Great Expectations - Why DID Miss Havisham Stop The Clocks? | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Great Expectations' director Mike Newell is hopeful that audiences will be struck afresh by the erotic love between Pip and Estella when his new vers...

PICTURES: LFF Closes With 'Great Expectations'

PA | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Helena Bonham Carer has admitted she did have doubts about playing Miss Havisham in the new film adaptation of 'Great Expectations'. The Oscar nomi...

Sam Parker

Happy Freshers' Week: Here's The Five Books You Meet At University | Sam Parker | Posted 25.11.2012 | Home

If you're a book-lover and you're heading off to start university this Freshers' week, then good luck to you. You're going to need it. Over the ne...

Teacher Hits Back At Claims Children Can't Read Dickens

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A teacher has rejected claims by a leading Charles Dickens biographer that modern schoolchildren do not possess the attention span needed to read the ...

And Your Favourite Ever Dickens Character Is...

PA | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home

Reformed miser Ebenezer Scrooge has been voted the most popular Charles Dickens character, according to a poll held to mark the 200th anniversary of t...

The Kids Aren't Alright: Young People Should Live in 2012, Not the 1800s

Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Matthew Tucker

The BBC's new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations rolled across our screens this Christmas, portraying the struggle of young Pip as he made his way in a turbulent Victorian world.' A story of the past' you say, ancient cultural history... but Pip's plight is apparently not so far from reality in 2012.

So Mr Dickens - Where is My Mind?

Amy Dawson | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home
Amy Dawson

Charles Dickens is seriously bothering me at the moment. Not, you understand, because the demonstrably dead genius has decided to mark the bicentenary of his birth by coming to twirl his ghostly moustaches at me in the middle of the night.

Great Expectations - the Sleeper Hit of Christmas TV

Emma Jones | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
Emma Jones

I haven't felt such compulsion to be in front of a telly for a period drama since the 1990s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Colin Firth's Mr Darcy got his frilly shirt wet.

Caroline Frost

'It's First Love - We've All Been There' | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

What a Christmas for one pair of London flatmates! While the rest of us fight for the comfiest chair to watch TV, these two will be fighting for prime...

FIRST LOOK: Gillian Anderson Unveiled As Ghostly Miss Havisham For BBC's Great Expectations

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Entertainment

Gillian Anderson, best known for playing Agent Scully in The X Files, has been unveiled as the new face of Charles Dickens' tormented Miss Havisham, i...

Great Expectations

David Docherty | Posted 24.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education
David Docherty

At the end of Dickens' Great Expectations poor, abused Estella, tells Pip, whose great expectations were themselves destroyed, that she has been 'bent and broken '. Since the collapse of Lehman's our economy has felt the clammy chill of that sentiment. But Estelle goes on to say: "... but - I hope - into better shape."