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"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' only)
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 his fiction.

'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.

Lesser, Anton

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: OA0876D

Barcode: 0809478000662

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Listening samples not available for this release.

Release Date: 10/2003

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