Great Authors: Dickens

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Great Authors: Dickens


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28th Nov 2011




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Great Authors: Dickens


‘Uncovering the Real Dickens’, presented by Peter Ackroyd. An innovative mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction vividly recreates the author’s extraordinary life.


The acclaimed 1999 BBC TV drama

‘David Copperfield’

Three hours of classic drama heaven!


‘A Christmas Carol’ At Dickens’ house a group of his friends and relatives attend a private performance of the classic Christmas story. An authentic dramatisation by Anton Lesser as the novelist.

“Songs from Grope Lane” The 12-year old Dickens escapes the miserable daily life in a brief spell of raucous tavern entertainment.

The making of “Uncovering the Real Dickens” - a surprising look behind the scenes of this evocative production.

Anton Lesser, Prunella Scales, Timothy West, Michael Elphick, Ciaran McMenamin, Trevor Eve, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Pauline Quirke and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)

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This comprehensive DVD set explores the life, times and work of Charles Dickens, the great Victorian author. Dickens is undoubtedly one of the great literary geniuses of all time. Yet, there is much about Dickens’s incredible life that remains unknown. His is a fascinating story; from rags to riches, complete with bankruptcy, prison, forced child labour and fame and fortune, overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.

This DVD set demonstrates how much Dickens drew upon his own experiences in his fiction.

Picture format 16:9 Anamorphic Region Code All regions

Running time approx 8 hours, 30 minutes DVD 9

Subtitle languages D/F/ES/NL (PAL) ES (NTSC)

Menu languages GB Sound format Dolby Stereo,

Dolby 5.1 Surround (‘Songs from Grope Lane’ only)

The Times

(Paul Hoggart)

“Anton Lesser made an emotionally charged, almost tremulous, Dickens, especially recreating the writer's inspirational public readings.”

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