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Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby, The (Channel 4 1982 with Roger Rees and David Threllfall)

UK / Channel 4 – Primetime / 3×120 minute episodes 1×180 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 – 28 November 1982

Writer: David Edgar / Novel: Charles Dickens / Producer: Colin Callander / Director: Jim Goddard

Period drama serial. A from the stalls rendering of the Royal Shakespere Company’s version of Dicken’s novel about an idealistic teacher. Most of the cast appeared in more than one role in this mammoth production.

cast
ROGER REES as Nicholas Nickleby
DAVID THRELLFALL as Smike
ALUN ARMSTRONG as Mr Squeers and Mr Wagstaff
CHRISTOPHER BENJAMIN as Mr Vincent Crummles and Walter Bray
SUZANNE BERTISH as Fanny Squeers, Peg Sliderskew and Miss Snevellicci
PATRICK GODFREY as Mr Kenwigs
JOHN McENERY as Mr Matalini and Mr Snevellicci
IAN McNEICE as Wackford Squeers and Scaley
BOB PECK as John Browdie and Sir Mulberry Hawk
EMILY RICHARD as Kate Nickleby and Mrs Curdle
JOHN WOODVINE as Ralph NIckleby
EDWARD PETHERBRIDGE as Newman Noggs and Hawk’s Rival