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(From Western Daily Press)
Ray Winstone is to star in a BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the corporation has revealed.
The three-part drama will be part of BBC One's Christmas programming. Sarah Phelps' adaptation of the classic novel will form the centrepiece of the BBC's celebration of the author as it marks the bicentenary of his birth in 2012.
In his first BBC television appearance in five years, Winstone will star as Magwitch alongside Douglas Booth, who is to play Pip.
Filming will begin in July in London.
Winstone said: "Great Expectations is my favourite novel, and I'm thrilled to be playing Magwitch.…