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Dickens Of London

1 9 7 6 (UK)
13 x 60 minute episodes

This biopic series from Yorkshire Television focused on an ageing, failing Charles Dickens as he recalled scenes from his early life.

It followed his development from the age of 11 up to the age of 32 and offered ample opportunity for viewers to identify people and events that were to shape his writings.

Roy Dotrice played Dickens as an old man (and also Dickens’s spendthrift father, John).

Charles Dickens
Roy Dotrice (adult)
Gene Foad (young man)
Simon Bell (child)
Mrs Dickens
Diana Coupland
Catherine Dickens
Adrienne Burgess (adult)
Patsy Kensit (child)
Georgiana Hogarth
Christine McKenna
Mary Hogarth
Lois Baxter
Fanny Dickens
Henrietta Baynes (adult)
Pheona McLellan (child)
John F. Landry
Fred Dickens
Graham Faulkner
John Dickens
Roy Dotrice
Maria Beadnell
Karen Dotrice
Miss Baldwin
Holly Palance
Mr Hogarth
Richard Leech