Dickens Confidential: The Complete Series 1-2
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Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd
Date: December 2019
Duration: 8 hours 43 minutes
Charles Dickens was, for a time, editor of a daily newspaper. This series takes an imaginative look at how Dickens would have tackled bringing the news to the masses.
We follow Dickens the editor as he contends with railway crashes, gory deaths in the River Thames, have his editorial judgement scrutinised, work with tyrannical landowners, enter the murky worlds of opium and prostitution, and most tragically of all, investigate a child's death. In he and his newspaper tackles financial plotting, encountering a young - and very secretive - Disraeli, and the prospect of war overseas.
Originally broadcast in 2008 this complete BBC Radio collection stars Jamie Glover as Dickens in Series 1 and Dan Stevens as Dickens in Series 2. Also starring Jasmine Hyde, Eleanor Howell, Andrew Buchan, John Dougall, John Rowe and Gerard Murphy.