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David Copperfield 

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.
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1986  
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Series cast summary:
Colin Hurley ...  David Copperfield 10 episodes, 1986
Brenda Bruce ...  Betsy Trotwood 7 episodes, 1986
Simon Callow ...  Wilkins Micawber 7 episodes, 1986
Jeremy Brudenell Jeremy Brudenell ...  Steerforth 6 episodes, 1986
Francesca Hall Francesca Hall ...  Dora / ... 6 episodes, 1986
Jenny McCracken Jenny McCracken ...  Peggotty 6 episodes, 1986
Ronald Herdman Ronald Herdman ...  Barkis 5 episodes, 1986
Hilary Mason ...  Mrs. Gummidge 5 episodes, 1986
Natalie Ogle ...  Agnes Wickfield 5 episodes, 1986
Owen Teale ...  Ham Peggotty 5 episodes, 1986
Stephen Thorne ...  Daniel Peggotty 5 episodes, 1986
Thorley Walters ...  Mr. Dick 5 episodes, 1986
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A TV mini-series adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, following the life of young Copperfield as he grows up under the care of the cruel Murdstones, travels to London where he meets the gentle Macawbers and the unctuous Uriah Heep, and falls in love with and marries the pampered Dora. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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UK

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English

Release Date:

19 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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David Copperfield See more »

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Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Vancouver Washington, loved it
30 December 2006 | by kkaydeeSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this production so much I am still seeking a copy of it 20 years later. Simon Callow's portrayal was the best Wilkins Micawber ever! What a thrill to hear him shout,"You,you, Heep of infamy!" I have yet to find another production of David Copperfield that I like as much as this one from 1986. The musical score was so appealing. The entire cast was exceptional. I just finished watching the 1999 ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theater production with a very young Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter)and it was also very excellent. This version includes a masterful performance by Maggie Smith as Aunt Betsey Trotwood. However, I still find myself longing to watch this 1986 version again. Colin Hurley will always be my favored vision of Mas'r Davy. Thorley Walters will always be my Mr. Dick. I do hope the BBC will release this on DVD. I would buy it in a heartbeat!


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