Dickens of London

Overview

Charles Dickens' life sounds like a story that could have come from one of his novels -- his father was imprisoned when Charles was a child, forcing him to find work in a factory to support himself and his family, and it was only after many years of struggle that he began to earn his living as a reporter. In time, Dickens began writing comic short stories, and eventually he became one of the most popular and acclaimed novelists in the world. Dickens of London is a miniseries produced for British television which ...
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Overview

Charles Dickens' life sounds like a story that could have come from one of his novels -- his father was imprisoned when Charles was a child, forcing him to find work in a factory to support himself and his family, and it was only after many years of struggle that he began to earn his living as a reporter. In time, Dickens began writing comic short stories, and eventually he became one of the most popular and acclaimed novelists in the world. Dickens of London is a miniseries produced for British television which recounts the remarkable story of Dickens's life and career. Roy Dotrice stars as Charles Dickens, Gene Foad plays Dickens as a young man, and Simon Bell portrays Dickens as a child.
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Special Features

Includes the bonus disc "An Audience With Charles Dickens"; A recreation of Dickens' legendary public performance of "A Christmas Carol," starring celebrated actor Simon Callow
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2007
  • UPC: 741952646099
  • Original Release: 1976
  • Source: Koch Vision
  • Time: 12:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roy Dotrice Charles Dickens
Simon Bell
Diana Coupland
Gene Foad Charles Dickens as Young Man
Ben Kingsley
Technical Credits
Michael Ferguson Director
Marc Miller Director, Producer
David Cunliffe Executive Producer
Wolf Mankowitz Screenwriter
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Disc #1 -- Dickens of London
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   Episode Selection
      Episode 1: "Mask"
      Episode 2: "The Deed"
      Episode 3: "Blacking"
      Episode 4: "Love"
Disc #2 -- Dickens of London
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      Episode 5: "Success"
      Episode 6: "Fame"
      Episode 7: "Money"
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      Episode 8: "Possession"
      Episode 9: "Dreams"
      Episode 10: "Magic"
Disc #4 -- Dickens of London
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      Episode 11: "Nightmare"
      Episode 12: "Angel"
      Episode 13: "Memories"
Disc #5 -- An Audience With Charles Dickens
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   "A Christmas Carol" Part 1
   "A Christmas Carol" Part 2
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