This seven-hour Masterpiece Theater adaptation of the popular Charles Dickens novel offers an engrossing expansion of one of fiction’s most beloved characters. The production introduces the regrettable circumstances of Oliver’s mother Agnes Fleming (Sophia Miles), a faithful middle-class girl seduced by her father’s respectable but wishy-washy business protege Edwin Leeford (Tim Dutton). Edwin intends to marry Agnes, but not before getting rid of the skeleton in his closet. He’s already married to a despicable older woman; an arranged match forced on him to satisfy both families' financial ambitions. The marriage dissolves in acrimony and they part ways, his wife Eli...