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The Charles Dickens Collection (DVD, Boxed set)

Paul Scofield, Tom Wilkinson, John Mills, Julia Sawalha, Philip Franks, Peter Postlethwaite, Maggie Steed, Keith Allen, Elizabeth Spriggs, Joan Sims, …

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Submerge yourself in classic BBC Dickens dramatisations that, like the great novelist's work, have stood the test of time.

The majesty of Charles Dickens' storytelling is captured in this DVD boxset that brings together BBC dramatisations of eight of the acclaimed author's classic novels. From the touching 1985 dramatisation of the semi-autobiographical Oliver Twist to the moving A Christmas Carol that sidesteps mawkish sentimentality and instead, offers viewers an affecting and sincere drama, each TV adaptation will delight fans of the author – and win over a generation of new ones.

Starring a wealth of celebrated actors including Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, John Mills and many more, the Charles Dickens Collection celebrates the author's work with authentic and beautifully-played mini TV-series from a broadcaster that is world-renowned for its adaptations.

In chronological order, the adaptations featured in this set are:

  • A Christmas Carol (1977)
  • A Tale of Two Cities (1980)
  • The Pickwick Papers (1985)
  • Oliver Twist (1985)
  • Martin Chuzzlewit (1994)
  • Our Mutual Friend (1998)
  • David Copperfield (1999)
  • Great Expectations (1999)

General

Studio: BBC DVD
Release date: 2012
Movie†released: 1999
Actors: Paul Scofield • Tom Wilkinson • John Mills • Julia Sawalha • Philip Franks • Peter Postlethwaite • Maggie Steed • Keith Allen • Elizabeth Spriggs • Joan Sims • Ben Walden • Steve Nicolson • Michael Hordern • John Le Mesurier • Bernard Lee • Paul Shelley • Nigel Stock • Ralph Michael • Judy Parfitt • Vivien Merchant • Sally Osborne • Stephen Yardley • Ioan Gruffudd • Justine Waddell • Charlotte Rampling • Bernard Hill • Alun Armstrong • Thelma Barlow • Michael Elphick • Trevor Eve • Emilia Fox • Dawn French • Bob Hoskins • Cherie Lunghi • Nicholas Lyndhurst • Ian McKellen • CiarŠn McMenamin • Oliver Milburn • Pauline Quirke • Amanda Ryan • Maggie Smith • Imelda Staunton • ZoŽ Wanamaker • Paul Whitehouse • Harry Lloyd • Clive Swift • Jeremy Nicholas • Alan Parnaby • Phil Daniels • Patrick Malahide • Ben Rodska • Eric Porter • Amanda Harris • Michael Attwell • David Garlick
Contributors: Chris Parr • David Lodge • Geoffrey Burgon • Jonathan Powell • Elaine Morgan • Barry Letts • David Snodin • Peter Salem • Michael Wearing • Tony Marchant • Kate Harwood • Jane Tranter • Rebecca Eaton • Adrian Hodges • Jack Davies • Ray Brooks • Alexander Baron • Terrance Dicks • Dudley Simpson
Directors: James Pedr • Moira Armstrong • Michael E. Briant • Julian Jarrold • Simon Curtis • Brian Lighthill • Gareth Davies
Dimensions: 192 x 140 x 45mm (L x W x T)
Format: DVD
Disks: 12
Running time: 32 hours, 55 minutes
Region encoding: Region 2. This DVD will play in all South African DVD players.
Audio format:  Dolby Digital Stereo
Video format:  Widescreen 16:9 (1.78:1)
Languages: English
Age restriction: 12 PG
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LSN: XME-TCS-ENE-6

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