Masterpiece Classic series; Charles Dickens' classic "Great Expectations". Because in general I'm a huge fan of all things Masterpiece, and more specifically because I'm currently reading another Dickens classic, "A Tale of Two Cities" with my 9th grade son, last night's show was a must see for me.
The house had been a school and was missing details; fireplaces had been stolen and windows were boarded up. But according to David Roger, the house had the right geography and the right staircase. So they plastered ceilings, built mantels, replaced windows...and then they distressed everything... adding mould to wall paper etc.