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A biography of Charles Dickens based on scenes from his novels by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin
With Anthony Hopkins as Charles Dickens
and Gordon Jackson as the Narrator
Starring Arthur Lowe as John Dickens, Vivian Pickles as Mrs Dickens, Sybil Thorndike as Elizabeth Ball Dickens, Nora Nicholson as Rose Emma Drummond, Stanley Holloway as Mr Vuffin, Mona Washbourne as Mrs Jarley, Dandy Nichols as Mrs Gamp, Freddie Jones as William Shaw, Patrick Cargill as Macready, Joan Greenwood as Maria Beadnell, Gladys Cooper as Mrs Ternan, Michael Wilding as Dolby
[with] Jenny Agutter as Young Maria Beadnell, Mary Hogarth, Ellen Ternan; Dorothy Reynolds as Mrs Roylance, Mrs Hogarth, Mrs Prigg, Lady Holland; Ken Wynne as Mr Ellis, Turnkey, Short, Perker, John Forster, Moncrieff, Servant; Gordon Rollings as Codlin, Mould, Ramsay; Jeffrey Wickham as Lammert, Blackmore, John Black, Doctors; Jocelyn Birdsall as Kate Dickens; Rhoda Lewis as Georgina Hogarth; Gregory Phillips as Smike; and Roland Pickering as Charles Dickens (as a child)
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Caryl Brahms
Ned Sherrin
Ursula Reid
Penny Bell
Bill Poole
Chick Anthony
Graphics Design:
Colin Cheesman
Roger Ford
Charles Dickens:
Anthony Hopkins
The Narrator:
Gordon Jackson
John Dickens:
Arthur Lowe
Mrs Dickens:
Vivian Pickles
Elizabeth Ball Dickens:
Sybil Thorndike
Rose Emma Drummond:
Nora Nicholson
Mr Vuffin:
Stanley Holloway
Mrs Jarley:
Mona Washbourne
Mrs Gamp:
Dandy Nichols
William Shaw:
Freddie Jones
Patrick Cargill
Maria Beadnell:
Joan Greenwood
Mrs Ternan:
Gladys Cooper
Michael Wilding
Young Maria Beadnell/Mary Hogarth/Ellen Ternan:
Jenny Agutter
Mrs Roylance/Mrs Hogarth/Mrs Prigg/Lady Holland:
Dorothy Reynolds
Mr Ellis/Turnkey/Short/Perker/John Forster/Moncrieff/Servant:
Ken Wynne
Gordon Rollings
Lammert/Blackmore/John Black/Doctors:
Jeffrey Wickham
Kate Dickens:
Jocelyn Birdsall
Georgina Hogarth:
Rhoda Lewis
Gregory Phillips
Charles Dickens (as a child):
Roland Pickering

by David T. Chantler
Starring Clifford Evans, Anthony Valentine
with Alexandra Bastedo and Brian Peck

Greco, an enemy agent, is planning a conference to form an espionage network of all the Eastern countries. Sir Iain's task is to find Greco and stop the conference taking place.


David T. Chantler
Series devised by:
David Proudfoot
Series devised by:
Bill Hays
Daphne Shortman
Gerard Glaister
Ben Rea
Raymond Mason
Brian Peck
Sir Iain Dalzell:
Clifford Evans
Philip West:
Anthony Valentine
Diana Dalzell:
Alexandra Bastedo
Dudley Foster
Roger Delgado
Brian Oulton
John Bailey

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