Episode 14 of Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit Ep 14/14
Thursday 11 December
8.00-9.00pm BBC ONE

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Mr Merdle's death sends shockwaves through London, as it transpires that his phenomenal bank has gone bankrupt and the thousands of people who invested in him are facing financial ruin, in the final part of the Dickensian drama adapted by Andrew Davies. One of those unfortunate people is Arthur, who soon finds himself in the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison.

Amy, Fanny and Tip are also in dire financial straits, as it transpires that Mr Dorrit's money has also been lost in the great Merdles Bank collapse. But money troubles mean less than nothing to Amy when she learns that Arthur lies gravely ill in prison, and she leaves her sister and brother in order to go to Marshalsea to look after him.

Rigaud, meanwhile, who has been missing, presumed dead, re-emerges at full strength – finally ready, it seems, to reveal his full set of cards to Mrs Clennam. But what exactly does he know about the House of Clennam and, when she finds out, will Mrs Clenham finally give in to his threats?