In The Guardian, Stephen Moss writes about how the new show makes him want to start reading Dickens again. Some of his compliments to the author are a bit backhanded, and he really needs to start his reread with Oliver Twist, because his descriptions of the characters from memory are nothing like the actual characters. He actually thinks of Bill Sikes as a "comedy villain," for instance. (I'm guessing he's more familiar with Oliver! the musical than Oliver the novel.) However, his praise of the show is sincere and his desire to go back to Dickens an excellent sign. "Only [Tony] Jordan has made me want to return to the books and immerse myself in Dickens’ imaginative world again," he writes. I hope the same will be true of many more viewers.