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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: 13: Home at Last

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David embarks on a long journey and a blind beggar shows him the way.

(Ian 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: 4: Distant Relations

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David tells his story and Betsey Trotwood arranges a momentous interview.
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: 11: 'umble Aspirations

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David is angered by false humility and surprised by Betsey Trotwood's revelations.
(Ian McKellen is appearing in "A Lily In Little India" at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 2: The New Home

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David is sent away to school but hears bad news from home.
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 12: Fortunes Restored

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes 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: 1: Early Days

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David meets new friends but is disturbed by his homecoming.
See page 11
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 7: Courtship

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David is concerned with affairs of the heart but saddened by the treachery of an old friend.
(Ian McKellen is appearing in "A Lily in Little India" at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 8: The Proposal

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which Betsey Trotwood faces trouble and David finds that one profession is not enough.

(Ian McKellen is appearing in "A Lily in Little India" at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 9: Domestic Tangles

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which the Copperfields entertain and something turns up at last for Mr. Micawber.

(Ian McKellen is appearing in "A Lily in Little India" at the St. Martin's Theatre, London; Barbara Hicks is a National Theatre player)
BBC One London

David Copperfield: 5: Old Acquaintances

by Charles Dickens.
Dramatised in thirteen episodes by Vincent Tilsley.

In which David revisits his childhood haunts and Steerforth buys a boat.
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






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