I just finished watching Bleak House, the advantage of having it on DVD is that you can watch fairly quickly and not be at the mercy of scheduling. Despite reading the book some years ago there was an awful lot I hadn't remembered as a result of Dickens having so many threads and characters in this story, weaving in and out of the picture. Gillian Anderson was inspired casting, perfect for Lady Dedlock, Charles Dance plays awfully good baddies. The atomosphere of this serial is bleak and some of the more sordid characters are greasy, dirty and the appearance conjures up more than words can say. My only small drawback is that Crook's demise isn't as dramatic as it is in the book, I remember being agog at Dicken's description in the book, it's still good in the serial but can't convey it as well as the written word. I highly recommend it.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin