Available to own in a 12 disc DVD set
Features the classic BBC TV dramatisations of The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend.
Included in the collection is a dazzling adaptation of David Copperfield. It boasts a truly world-class cast that includes Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Pauline Quirke, plus special features including 'The Making Of David Copperfield' and an additional 30 minutes of the original music.
Also featured is Our Mutual Friend, winner of 4 BAFTA awards, it stars Paul McGann, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh, Keeley Hawes and Peter Vaughan. Special Features include 'Dickens: The Final Chapter' and an additional 30 minutes of the original music.
The featured version of Dickens' immensely popular tale, Oliver, the boy who asked for more, concentrates on narrative and action, avoiding excessive pathos and sentimentality. It is more faithful to the complicated plot than any of its many predecessors.
Great Expectations is an award-winning adaptation of the story of a woman whose suffering at the hands of one man sparked a desire for revenge on the entire sex. Martin Chuzzlewit, starring John Mills, Paul Schofield, Pete Postlethwaite, Emma Chambers and Julia Sawalha, tells the story of a misanthropic old man, who will inherit his fortune?
The Pickwick Papers , a classic comic masterpiece takes a hilarious and revelatory journey through Victorian England and stars Patrick Malahide, Phil Daniels and Clive Swift.
A Tale Of Two Cities is a story of romance and sacrifice, tyranny and hatred set during the French Revolution, while the timeless A Christmas Carol is a gripping adaptation that captures the spirit and message of the original story of Ebenezer Scrooge's joyless, bad-tempered, hard-as-iron skinflint who keeps his workers noses to the grindstone.