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Children's Television presents...: David Copperfield: Episode 1

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
The play opens in Mrs. Copperfield's house at Blunderstone in Suffolk or "thereby, as they say in Scotland" and moves to "Mr. Peggotty's delightful house", high and dry on the seashore near Yarmouth.
BBC Television

Children's Television presents: David Copperfield: Episode 2

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
In which David falls into disgrace with his new father who, having failed to break his "surly, rebellious spirit" sends him to school at Salem House to see what a little "whopping" can do.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 6. 1956)
BBC Television

Children's Television presents: David Copperfield: Episode 3

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David is set to work in London and does not like it. And in which, encouraged by Mr. Micawber's certainty that "something will turn up", he forms a great resolution to make his way to Dover.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 12, 1956)
BBC One London

DAVID COPPERFIELD

by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by VINCENT TILSLEY
13: Home at Last
In which David embarks on a long journey and a blind beggar shows him the way.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed and conducted by JOHN HOTCBKIS
Designer, Stephen Bundy Producer, CAMPBELL LOGAN
Directed by JOAN CRAFT
Lan McKelLen is in ' A Lily in LittLe India at the St. Martin's Theatre. London
BBC Television

Children's Television presents: David Copperfield: Episode 4

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.

In which takes place a famous meeting between Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Murdstone. And in which David is sent from Dover to Canterbury where he is a new boy in more senses than one.
BBC Television

Children's Television presents: David Copperfield: Episode 5

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
In which David, now a young man, takes his leave of Canterbury and sets out to visit some old friends, arriving at Yarmouth in time to witness a joyful and remarkable event.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on October 26, 1956)
BBC Television

Children's Television presents: David Copperfield: Episode 6

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David begins a legal career "in a lazy nook near St. Paul's Church-yard", where he meets a young lady and falls into captivity. And in which his "Good Angel" doesn't like his "Guiding Star".
BBC Television

Children's Television: David Copperfield: Episode 7

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
For Older Children.
In which fortune smiles upon David and Dora who enjoy "an unsubstantial, happy, foolish time" upon Uriah Heep, who goes up in the world; but not upon the folk at Yarmouth, who sustain two tragic losses.
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 9, 1956)
BBC One London

DAVID COPPERFIELD

by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by VINCENT TILSLEY
4: Distant Relations
In which David tells his story and Betsey Trotwood arranges a momentous interview.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed and conducted by JOHN HOTCHKIS
Designer,
Stephen Bundy
Producer,
CAMPBELL LOGAN f Directed by JOAN CRAFT
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 6: The Bachelor Party

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley
In which David chooses a profession but ignores a warning.
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 3: The Long Journey

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley
In which the Micawbers give David friendly advice and he resolves to travel...
BBC One London

DAVID COPPERFIELD

by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by VINCENT TILSLEY
11: 'umble Aspirations
In which David is angered by false humility and surprised by Betsey Trotwood's revelations.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed and conducted by JOHN HOTCHKIS
Designer, Stephen Bundy Producer, CAMPBELL LOGAN
Directed by JOAN CRAFT
Ian McKellen Is appearing in ' A Lily In Little India at the St. Marttn's Theatre. London
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 12: Fortunes Restored

by Charles Dickens
Dramatised in thirteen episddes by Vincent Tilsley
In which Mr. Micawber exposes a series of crimes and David suffers a grievous loss.
(Ian McKellen is appearing in "A Lily In Little India" at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)
BBC One London

DAVID COPPERFIELD

by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by VINCENT TILSLEY
1: Early Days
In which David meets new friends but is disturbed by his homecoming.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed and conducted by JOHN HOTCHKIS
Designer, Stephen Bundy
Producer, CAMPBELL LOGAN
Directed by JOAN CRAFT
BBC One London

DAVID COPPERFIELD

by CHARLES DICKENS
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by VINCENT TILSLEY
5: Old Acquaintances
In which David revisits his childhood haunts and Steerforth buys a boat.
Cast in order of appearance:
Music composed and conducted by JOHN HOTCHKIS
Designer, Stephen Bundy Producer, CAMPBELL LoGAN
Directed by JOAN CRAFT
BBC Television

Children's Television: David Copperfield: Episode 13

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
(For Older Children)
Throughout the serial filmed sequences were by the BBC Film Sequence Unit
BBC Television

Children's Television: David Copperfield: Episode 12

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television 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".
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on December 14, 1956)
(For Older Children)
BBC Television

Children's Television: David Copperfield: Episode 9

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
For Older Children
(A BBC telerecording of the broadcast on November 23. 1956)
BBC Television

Children's Television: David Copperfield: Episode 10

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
For Older Children
In which Yarmouth is the scene of a terrible storm, the rending and upheaving of all nature, which brings about the .death of two old friends. And in which Mr. Peggotty's dream comes true.
BBC Television

Children's Television: For Older Children: David Copperfield: Episode 8

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted for television in thirteen weekly instalments by Vincent Tilsley.
In which Mr. Peggotty embarks on "The Beginning of a Long Journey" and in which Betsey Trotwood astonishes her nephew and with the help of Traddles and Mr. Dick determines to "meet reverses boldly".






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