Great Authors: Charles Dickens
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Label: Opus Arte
Cat No: OA0876D
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 28th November 2011
His is a fascinating story - from rags to riches, complete with bankruptcy, prison, forced child labour and fame and fortune, overshadowed by guilt and secrecy. This DVD set demonstrates how much Dickens drew upon his own experiences in his fiction.
“Anton Lesser made an emotionally charged, almost tremulous, Dickens, especially recreating the writer's inspirational public readings.” - Paul Hoggart, The Times
‘Uncovering the Real Dickens’, presented by Peter Ackroyd. An innovative mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction vividly recreates the author’s extraordinary life.
The acclaimed 1999 BBC TV drama ‘David Copperfield’: Three hours of classic drama heaven! Features a star-studded cast including Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.
- ‘A Christmas Carol’: At Dickens’ house a group of his friends and relatives attend a private performance of the classic Christmas story. An authentic dramatisation by Anton Lesser as the novelist
- “Songs from Grope Lane”: The 12-year old Dickens escapes the miserable daily life in a brief spell of raucous tavern entertainment.
- The making of “Uncovering the Real Dickens”: a surprising look behind the scenes of this evocative production.
Picture format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Region Code: All regions
Running time: approx 8 hours 30 minutes DVD 9
Subtitle languages: D/F/ES/NL (PAL) ES (NTSC)
Menu languages: GB
Sound format: Dolby Stereo, Dolby 5.1 Surround (‘Songs from Grope Lane’ only)
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