Romance is in the air as David secretly gets engaged to his employer's daughter, the beautiful but dizzy Dora Spenlow, despite Mr. Spenlow's outrage. Spenlow's death soon after, however, gives David a chance to marry Dora, and he starts to write his stories and columns for newspapers. But what of the beautiful Agnes Wickfield (Amanda Ryan), his one constant friend? David is now working in London as a clerk at Spenlow's and living at Mrs. Crupp's (Dawn French) house. However, her fondness for "peppermint cordial" renders her incapable of fulfilling her promise to Aunt Betsey (Maggie Smith) to treat David as if he were her own son. A chance meeting with his old schoolfriend, James Steerforth (Oliver Milburn), leads to David being invited to dinner with Steerforth's mother (Cherie Lunghi). David also discovers from Agnes that her father's clerk, the lurking and evil Uriah Heep (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is to become a partner in her father's business, and the stage is set for a bitter battle
Did You Know?
When Aunt Betsy says, "...not to refer to Peggotty as a south seas island." Actually on the Island of South Georgia, Peggotty Bluff, settled in 1916, was named after the family in "David Coppperfield". See more