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Dickens of London

TV Mini-Series

Country: UK

Genre: Biography, Drama



Internationally famous writer Charles Dickens looks back over his life, from the time when, as a boy (played by Simon Bell), he found himself forced by his father's impecunious ways into abandoning his education at the age of 12 in order to work in a blacking factory.


  • Based on the life of English writer Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
  • Comprising 13 episodes, each around 50 minutes in length
Picture for Dickens of London


  • Roy Dotrice
    (Charles Dickens/John Dickens)
  • Simon Bell
    (Charles Dickens, as a Boy)
  • Gene Foad
    (Charles Dickens, as a Young Man)
  • Diana Coupland
    (Elizabeth Dickens)
  • Adrienne Burgess
    (Catherine Dickens)
  • Paul Nelson
    (Bob Fagin)
  • John Fowler
    (Poll Green)

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Roy Dotrice is particularly wonderful as John Dickens, Charles' father (who was the model for Macawber), and Simon Bell is a very likeable young Charles - a completely natural actor. The miniseries is not, perhaps, perfect - episode 11 ("Nightmare") is rather peculiar and feels almost like a 'filler' episode - but on the whole this is an illuminating and unique production.

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