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Dickens of London 

Charles Dickens grew up in a family where his father was larger than life. The elder Dickens is a teller of tales and always seem to have ambitions that are well beyond his means or his ... See full summary »

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Roy Dotrice ...  Charles Dickens / ... 13 episodes, 1976
John F. Landry John F. Landry ...  Dolby 12 episodes, 1976
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ...  Mrs. Dickens 9 episodes, 1976
Adrienne Burgess Adrienne Burgess ...  Catherine Dickens / ... 8 episodes, 1976
Lois Baxter Lois Baxter ...  Mary Hogarth 7 episodes, 1976
Graham Faulkner ...  Fred Dickens 6 episodes, 1976
Simon Bell Simon Bell ...  Charles Dickens as a Boy 6 episodes, 1976
Holly Palance ...  Miss Baldwin 6 episodes, 1976
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Charles Dickens grew up in a family where his father was larger than life. The elder Dickens is a teller of tales and always seem to have ambitions that are well beyond his means or his capabilities. He is also constantly in debt and at more than one point in his life, finds himself in debtor's prison, forcing Charles to leave school at the age of twelve and work. Charles finds success in his writing and marries, his wife Kate bearing them many children despite her delicate mental state. He has a touch of his father in him however, particularly when it comes to money. He is of course remembered as one of the great writers of the nineteenth century. Written by garykmcd

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UK

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English

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28 August 1977 (USA) See more »

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Dickens de Londres See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Working on Dickens of London
1 September 2006 | by john-mcdermott-1See all my reviews

I worked as an extra on Dickens of London (Yorkshire Television) for a number of episodes, mostly on location in the Yorkshire Dales. It was an enormously pleasurable experience and every member of the cast and crew, no matter how senior or junior, was delightful. The two Dotrices were fantastic to watch and I picked up a number of hints just by observing and ear-wigging their off-camera and rehearsal times; their discussions with the director; concerns about camera angles, timing, delivery, checking the scripts for awkward construction, etc. As a result of studying these professionals (Ben Kingsley, John Slater and others also), plus the way they communicated and worked with each other I moved up the pecking order over the following year to walk-on; speaking walk-on; small parts; and then on to full parts on other YTV programmes. It was a remarkable experience, and at a mere $35 for a very long day's work, a fine investment for my future. I would like to thank Karen Dotrice and her father, Roy, for their - unbeknownst to them - tuition and guidance during 1976.


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