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Dickens (BBC-2 2002 with Anton Lesser and Timothy West)

UK / BBC Two / 3×60 minute episodes / Began 11 May – 25 May 2002

Presenter: Peter Ackroyd / Executive Producer: Andrea Miller / Director: Chris Granlund

Dramatised documentary on the life of Charles Dickens. Features “interviews” with Dickens and the people in his life and clips from previous Dickens TV adaptations mostly from the BBC (but some from ITV too). The “Interviews” were performed by well-known actors. Peter Ackroyd had written a celebrated biography of Dickens.

cast
ANTON LESSER as Charles Dickens
TIMOTHY WEST as John Dickens
PRUNELLA SCALES as Elizabeth Dickens
MIRIAM MARGOLYES as Catherine Dickens
KENNETH CRANHAM as John Forster
GEOFFREY PALMER as Thackery
HELEN MCCRORY as Kate Dickens
NATASHA LITTLE as Ellen Ternan