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Featuring a stellar cast, this 13-part Masterpiece Theatre mini-series traces the extraordinary life of Charles Dickens (portrayed by Roy Dotrice) from his penniless childhood in Chatham and London during the 1820s, to the unprecedented success he later enjoyed on both sides of the Atlantic. This 5 DVD Set includes the bonus disc An Audience with Charles Dickens, a recreation of Dicken's public performance of "A Christmas Carol," starring celebrated actor Simon Callow.
Interesting portrayal. There's always something you don't like--the scary stories told him as a child resulting in bad dreams and the tarring was brutal. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kathleen S Eberhart
Just a tab bit slow while viewing...could't hang in there.....so not really a good videoj showingPublished 10 months ago by THE SHOE FITS
I liked the first two parts but bogged down later.The actors,especially the father, was way over the top and very annoying. Maybe.
, I'll go back to it this winter.
I have no idea how good this is because it was given as a gift. However, I would assume that anything produced by BBC is an excellent production.Published on December 29, 2012 by Cleveland Woman
Someone recommended the episode on Dickens' meeting with Edgar Allan Poe so I checked that disc out from my library. Read morePublished on August 15, 2012 by Jim C.