"Anton Lesser made an emotionally charged, almost tremulous, Dickens,
especially recreating the writer's inspirational public readings."
Paul Hoggart, The Times
The cast includes
Anton Lesser, Prunella Scales, Timothy West,
Michael Elphick, Ciaran McMenamin, Trevor Eve, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Lyndhurst,
Lucie Skeaping, Pauline Quirke and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)
Region Code: All regions
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
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'
Cat. No.: OA 0876 D (PAL) OA 0877 D (NTSC)
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' 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
'Uncovering the Real Dickens', presented by Peter Ackroyd. An innovative
mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction vividly recreates the author's
The acclaimed 1999 BBC TV drama
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.