A good story never goes out of style. This fantastic twelve disc collection of Charles Dickens adaptations is an absolute must have for any fan of costume drama or classic literature.
Many of these titles are available for the first time on DVD and this collection features some of Britains finest actors including Michael Hordern, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Nicholas Lyndhurst, John Le Mesurier, Ian McKellen, Charlotte Rampling and many more.
These BBC productions were broadcast to great critical and popular acclaim.
* Martin Chuzzlewit
* Oliver Twist
* A Christmas Carol
* A Tale of Two Cities
* Great Expectations
* David Copperfield
* Pickwick Paper
* Our Mutual Friend
* English subtitles
* Dickens The Final Chapter
* The making of David Copperfield
* original composed music
Included in the collection is a dazzling adaption of 'David Copperfield'. It boasts a truly world class cast that includes Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Pauline Quirke, plus special features including: The making of David Copperfield and an additional 30 minutes of the original music.
Also featured is 'Our Mutual Friend', winner of 4 BAFTA awards, it stars Paul McGann, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh, Keeley Hawes and Peter Vaughan. Special Features include: Dickens, The Final Chapter, and an additional 30 minutes of the original music.
The featured version of 'Dickens' immensely popular tale, 'Oliver' the boy who asked for more, concentrates on narrative and action, avoiding excessive pathos and sentimentality. it i smore faithful to the complicated plot than any of its many predecessors.
'Great Expectations' is an award winning adaptation of the story of a woman whose suffering at the hands of one man sparked a desire for revenge on the entire sex.
'Martin Chuzzlewit' starring John Mils, Paul Schofield, Pete Postiethwaite, Emma Chambers and Julia Sawalha, tells the story of a misanthropic old man, who will inherit his fortune?
'The Pickwick Papers' a classic comic masterpiece takes a hilarious and revelatory journey through Victorian England and stars Patrick Malahide, Phil Daniels and Clive Swift.
'A Tale of Two Cities' is a story of romance and sacrifice, tyranny and hatred set during the French Revolution.
The timeless 'A Christmas Carol' is gripping adaptation that captures the spirit and message of the original story of Ebenezer Scrooge's joyless, bad-tempered, hard as iron, skinflint who keeps his workers noses to the grindstone.
Duration: 32 hours 55 mins.