Period drama serial The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby was a from the stalls rendering of the Royal Shakespere Company’s version of Dicken’s novel about idealistic teacher Nicholas Nickleby (Roger Rees). Most of the high profile 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
Writer: David Edgar / Novel: Charles Dickens / Producer: Colin Callander / Director: Jim Goddard
UK / Channel 4 – Primetime / 3×120 minute episodes 1×180 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 – 28 November 1982