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Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)Latest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel starring Charlie Hunnam. Nicholas Nickleby and his family enjoy a comfortable life, until his father dies and the family is left penniless. Show more

Contributors

Nicholas Nickleby:
Charlie Hunnam
Wackford Squeers:
Jim Broadbent
Kate Nickleby:
Romola Garai
Newman Noggs:
Tom Courtenay
Ralph Nickleby:
Christopher Plummer
Madeline Bray:
Anne Hathaway
Mrs Squeers:
Juliet Stevenson
Sir Mulberry Hawk:
Edward Fox
Vincent Crummles:
Nathan Lane
Mrs Crummles / Mr Leadville:
Barry Humphries
Mr Folair:
Alan Cumming
Charles Cheeryble:
Timothy Spall

Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Available for 3 months

Vivid adaptation of the Dickens classic about a poor young orphan who becomes a gentleman of means thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Show more

Contributors

Joe Gargery:
Bernard Miles
Miss Havisham:
Martita Hunt
Abel Magwitch:
Finlay Currie
Young Pip:
Anthony Wager
Estella as a child:
Jean Simmons
Herbert Pocket:
Sir Alec Guinness
Writer:
David Lean
Director:
David Lean
Producer:
Ronald Neame

Genres

Formats

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper's obsessive desire for his nephew's fiancée Rosa drives him to destruction. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong
Schoolgirl 1:
Naomi Sheldon
Schoolgirl 2:
Eleanor Yates

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Jasper is torn apart by Edwin's disappearance but pursues Rosa with an intensity that pushes him to the edge of sanity. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong
Bazzard:
David Dawson
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Omnibus Driver:
Edward Dogliani
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Captain Drood:
Rob Dixon
Schoolgirl 2:
Eleanor Yates
Schoolgirl 1:
Naomi Sheldon

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. Charles Dickens's iconic story of love, revolution and redemption, updated and set in contemporary Aleppo and London. Show more

Contributors

Taghreed:
Fatima Adoum
Jarvis:
Phil Davis
Shwan Dahkurdi:
Khalid Abdalla
Dr Mahmoud:
Nadim Sawalha
Cameraman:
Shiv Grewal
Syrian Protestor:
Ahmed Aziz
Director:
Polly Thomas
Producer:
Gill Parry

Genres

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Lina embarks on a desperate mission, while, Taghreed's obsessive need for revenge pushes her over the edge. Stars Fatima Adoum. Show more

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Lina is reporting from Aleppo when Taghreed confronts her. Back in London, a dark family secret is revealed. Stars Lara Sawalha. Show more

Doctors

Series 18

Episode 125: A Christmas Carol

Duration: 32 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Scrooge grumbles about Christmas, but will visits from some spectres convince him that it is actually a good thing?

Contributors

Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Dr Heston Carter:
Owen Brenman
Ruhma Hanif:
Bharti Patel
Dr Zara Carmichael:
Elisabeth Dermot Walsh
Dr Jimmi Clay:
Adrian Lewis Morgan
Dr Daniel Granger:
Matthew Chambers
Dr Sid Vere:
Ashley Rice
Mrs Tembe:
Lorna Laidlaw
Valerie Pitman:
Sarah Moyle
Joe Granger-Carmichael:
Roman Law
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 5: The Substance and the Shadow

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Will it be possible to save Charles Darnay's life? Concluding episode of Mike Walker's dramatisation. Stars Robert Lindsay. Show more

Contributors

Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Court President:
Paul Moriarty
Young Manette:
Christopher Webster
Young Evremonde:
Adam Billington
Adaptor:
Mike Walker

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 3: Two Promises

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Two Promises: News of a courtship is exchanged in a Paris wine shop, while in London there is promise of a wedding. With Alison Steadman. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Sydney Carton:
Paul Ready
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Natty Cruncher:
Daniel Cooper
Prison Warder:
Simon Bubb

Drama

Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

Episode 1: Recalled to Life

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

4 Extra Debut. London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. An encounter on the Dover Road, and a message. With Robert Lindsay. Show more

Contributors

Adaptor:
Mike Walker
Charles Dickens:
Robert Lindsay
Jarvis Lorry:
Jonathan Coy
Miss Pross:
Alison Steadman
Lucie Manette:
Lydia Wilson
Dr Alexandre Manette:
Karl Johnson
Charles Darnay:
Andrew Scott
Ernest Defarge:
James Lailey
Therese Defarge:
Tracy Wiles
Gaspard:
Simon Bubb
Jerry Cruncher:
Carl Prekopp
Composer:
Lennert Busch

Little Dorrit

Episode 7

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Costume drama. Rigaud introduces himself to the House of Clennam, Arthur is best man at Pet's marriage to Henry Gowan, and Pancks concludes his investigation. Show more

Contributors

Arthur Clennam:
Matthew Macfadyen
Amy Dorrit:
Claire Foy
Mr Dorrit:
Tom Courtenay
Flintwinch:
Alun Armstrong
Mrs Clennam:
Judy Parfitt
Frederick Dorrit:
James Fleet
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

Saturday Drama

A Christmas Carol

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

Charles Dickens's classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge is adapted for the voices of actors and the BBC Singers with a full score by the BBCSO. Script and music by Neil Brand. Show more

Contributors

Ebenezer Scrooge:
Robert Powell
Ghost of Christmas Past:
Sophie Thompson
Jacob Marley:
Ron Cook
Mrs Fezziwig:
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Mr Fezziwig:
Patrick Brennan
Bob Cratchit:
Paul Heath
Mrs Cratchit:
Hannah Genesius
Tiny Tim:
Bettrys Jones
Director:
David Hunter

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Period drama adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens. Opium addict and choirmaster John Jasper's obsessive desire for his nephew's fiancee Rosa drives him to destruction. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Anne Pivcevic
John Jasper:
Matthew Rhys
Princess Puffer:
Ellie Haddington
Edwin Drood:
Freddie Fox
Revd Crisparkle:
Rory Kinnear
Miss Twinkleton:
Janet Dale
Mrs Crisparkle:
Julia McKenzie
Durdles:
Ron Cook
Mayor Sapsea:
Ian McNeice
Helena Landless:
Amber Rose Revah
Neville Landless:
Sacha Dhawan
Mr Grewgious:
Alun Armstrong

Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Animation based on Charles Dickens's classic novel. Cold-hearted, penny-pinching Ebeneezer Scrooge is taken on an eye-opening journey by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. Show more

Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge

A City in Flames

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Gordon lost control of the mob that is now freeing prisoners. Can the prison gates be unlocked? Stars Ron Cook and Bryan Dick. Show more

Contributors

Charles Dickens:
Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge:
Daniel Laurie
Mary Rudge:
Heather Craney
Simon Tappertit:
Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden:
Ron Cook
Dolly Varden:
Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale:
David Cann
Emma Haredale:
Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester:
John MacKay
William Rudge:
Tony Bell
Gashford:
Tony Bell
John Willet:
David Schofield
Joe Willet:
Matthew Watson
Adaptor:
Mike Walker

Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge

Captain Midnight

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

In the 1780s, a murderer disappears, leaving his wife and son Barnaby to fend for themselves. Starring Iain Glen and Ron Cook. Show more

Contributors

Charles Dickens:
Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge:
Daniel Laurie
Mary Rudge:
Heather Craney
Captain Midnight:
Tony Bell
Simon Tappertit:
Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden:
Ron Cook
Dolly Varden:
Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale:
David Cann
Solomon Daisy:
David Cann
Emma Haredale:
Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester:
John MacKay
Ned Chester:
Hubert Burton
John Willet:
David Schofield
Joe Willet:
Matthew Watson
Adaptor:
Mike Walker

Charles Dickens

Barnaby Rudge

The Maypole Falls

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Barnaby joins the ranks of the Protestant Association and a prominent catholic finds his life in danger. Starring Daniel Laurie. Show more

Contributors

Charles Dickens:
Iain Glen
Barnaby Rudge:
Daniel Laurie
Mary Rudge:
Heather Craney
Simon Tappertit:
Bryan Dick
Gabriel Varden:
Ron Cook
Dolly Varden:
Amaka Okafor
Geoffrey Haredale:
David Cann
Solomon Daisy:
David Cann
Emma Haredale:
Jaimi Barbakoff
John Chester:
John MacKay
Gashford:
Tony Bell
Lord Gordon:
Clive Hayward
John Willet:
David Schofield
Adaptor:
Mike Walker

Little Dorrit

Episode 9

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Costume drama based on the Dickens novel. The Dorrits arrive in Venice, and Fanny renews an old acquaintance with Edmund Sparkler and his redoubtable mother Mrs Merdle. Show more

Contributors

Amy Dorrit:
Claire Foy
Mr Dorrit:
Tom Courtenay
Fanny Dorrit:
Emma Pierson
Arthur Clennam:
Matthew Macfadyen
Maggy:
Eve Myles
Mrs Plornish:
Rosie Cavaliero
Cavalletto:
Jason Thorpe
Mrs General:
Pam Ferris
Producer:
Lisa Osborne

Little Dorrit

Episode 10

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Costume drama. Fanny has stolen the heart of Edmund Sparkler, whose mother is determined to separate them, while Arthur becomes worried when he sees Rigaud at his mother's house. Show more

Contributors

Amy Dorrit:
Claire Foy
Mr Dorrit:
Tom Courtenay
Fanny Dorrit:
Emma Pierson
Mrs General:
Pam Ferris
Edmund Sparkler:
Sebastian Armesto
Mrs Merdle:
Amanda Redman
Mr Merdle:
Anton Lesser
Scary Butler:
Nicholas Jones
Producer:
Lisa Osborne