Peter Ackroyd presents the second in a three-part dramatised documentary bringing to life the story of Charles Dickens. Amid the brutality of industrialised England, Dickens used his fame to change society. But his private life was troubled, with a strained marriage and a tragic death. Starring Anton Lesser, Miriam Margolyes, Kenneth Cranham and Geoffrey Palmer.
With George Alagiah.
The Guardian columnist and the author head a topical discussion on politics, culture, business and science,
Myeloma is a form of bone-marrow cancer that claims 3,000 new patients in the UK every year. Luke Holland's observational film for the documentary strand follows his charismatic brother Peter's five-year experience of living with the illness, and the effect of his terminal condition and its treatment on Peter's relationship with Jeanette, his wife and partner of 20 years' standing.
A TV presentation of Peter Ackroyd's stage play, directed by Patrick Garland. This journey through the life and writings of Charles Dickens - in which Simon Callow portrays the popular Victorian author along with 49 of the most famous characters from his novels - was written especially with Callow in mind.