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Celebrating Dickens

Synopsis
This documentary, presented by Professor John Mee, explores the life and career of Charles Dickens in his various guises: the author, the public performer, the philanthropist, the celebrity, the boy and the family man. Mee speaks with Dickens’ great-great-great-granddaughter, Lucinda Hawksley, author and screenwriter Andrew Davies, as well as academics and historians and visits various London locations associated with the novelist’s life and work, including Seven Dials, Smithfield Market, Bleeding Heart Yard and 48 Doughty Street - once Dickens’ home, and now home to the Charles Dickens Museum. The programme is wide-ranging and touches on Dickens’ childhood, relationships, family and how his personal life influenced his work, crime, law and order while historian Dr Sarah Richardson discusses Dickens’ representations of Victorian Britain. (44 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Dickens, Charles (1812-1870); London; novelists; Victorian life

Online availability

URI
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/dickens/documentary/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Contributor
Andrew Davies; John Mee

Sponsor

Name

University of Warwick, Department of English

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