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Audience with Charles Dickens, An

Synopsis
Simon Callow re-enacts the public readings given by Charles Dickens, reading extracts from five of the most popular Dickens novels. The readings aim for an accurate re-creation of Dickens’s style - costume and stage set are replicas, and Simon Callow works from the author’s own prompt scripts. The extracts are: 1) Sykes & Nancy; 2) Christmas Carol ; 3) Christmas Carol II; 4) Trial from Pickwick; 5) Dr. Marigold
Series
Charles Dickens Collection
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1996
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Notes
Broadcast on BBC 1 from 23/12/96 as 5, 25-minute episode
This was planned to be included in a DVD in 2004 , but never released
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); Fiction in English; literature - English; television drama

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
125 minutes

Sections

Title
Sykes and Nancy
Synopsis
The passages in ‘Oliver Twist’ describing the murder of Nancy and the death of Sykes.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Christmas Carol I, A
Synopsis
Passages from ‘A Christmas Carol’ about Ebenezer Scrooge, who is confronted by the spirit of Christmas Past.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Christmas Carol II, A
Synopsis
Passages from ‘A Christmas Carol’ about Ebenezer Scrooge, who is confronted by the spirit of Christmas Past.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Trial from Pickwick, The
Synopsis
The breach-of-promise courtroom scene from ‘The Pickwick Papers’.
Duration
25 mins

Title
Dr Marigold
Synopsis
A Christmas story that was immensely popular in the 1860s about the good-hearted cheap-jack Dr Marigold.
Duration
25 mins

Distributor

Name

2 Entertain Video

Email
DVDenquiryline@bbc.com
Web
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Phone
020 7612 3000
Fax
020 7612 3003
Address
BBC Worldwide
33 Foley Street
London
W1W 7TL
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