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Christmas at Dingley Dell (ITV 1960, James Donald, John Salew)



Tales From Dickens

A Dickensian twist with a Pickwick Papers story, Christmas at Dingley sees members of the Pickwick Club being paid a visit by Mr Jingle who is on route to spend Christmas with the Wardles at Dingley Dell.

Like most Christmas production this was actually filmed, at Elstree Studios, much earlier in the year.

This production was one of a number of Dickens adaptations produced by Harry Alan Towers in association with the Dickensian Society and under the overall umbrella title of Tales From Dickens. Fredric March introduced some of them.

UK / ITV – ABC – Harry Alan Towers / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 25 December 1960 at 7.30pm

Writer: Michael Dyne / Producer: Harry Alan Towers / Director: Ross Mackenzie

John Salew as Mr Pickwick
Jack Watling as Mr Snodgrass
John Hewer as Mr Tupman
Richard Briers as Mr Winkle
Gerald William Mervyn as Mr Wardle
Ambrosine Phillpotts as Aunt Rachel Wardle
Karal Gardner as Miss Emily Wardle
Pamela Binns as Miss Isabel Wardle
Nancy Roberts as Old Mrs Wardle
Kenneth Parry as Fay boy
James Donald as Mr Jingle
John Sherlock as Sam Weller
Nan Marriott Watson as Innkeeper’s Wife
Humphrey Heathcote as Innkeeper
Pat Goddferey as First Servant
Ronald Howe as Second Servant