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David Copperfield: Episode 12


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by Charles Dickens
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley

In which Mr. Micawber decides upon a "final act of reparation" - in short, the undoing of Uriah Heep. And in which he invites his friends down to Canterbury to "witness an explosion."


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Vincent Tilsley
Director: Stuart Burge
Designer: Stephen Bundy
Producer: Douglas Allen
Dora: Sheila Shand Gibbs
David Copperfield: Robert Hardy
Jip: Champion Goldendays Penn Rose of St. Lucia
Miss Betsey Trotwood: Sonia Dresdel
Thomas Traddles: Bernard Cribbins
Mr. Wilkins Micawber: Hilton Edwards
A constable: Raymond Adamson
Richard Babley: Richard Goolden
Mr. Wickfield: George Skillan
Uriah Heep: Maxwell Shaw
Mrs. Heep: Gretchen Franklin
Agnes Wickfield: Mary Watson
A doctor: Kevin Stoney

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