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Young Nicholas Nickleby sets out to make his fortune in order to prevent his mother and sister from depending upon his uncle, Ralph Nicklby. But he finds his first job as master at a Yorkshire school to be cruel, and runs away with one of the students. Meanwhile, Kate is subjected to the unwanted attentions of Sir Mulberry Hawk, aided by her uncle. Nicholas and his new friend, Smike, begin their adventures and eventually set out to rescue Kate, with the usual Dickensian twists, turns and asides. Written by
The stage version won four of its many Tony Award nominations when it played on Broadway. The television version, with nearly all of the same cast, the same set designer, the same script, and the same director, won only one Emmy, but it was for Best Miniseries. The other awards it was nominated for were won by actors and staff who worked on the miniseries "The Winds at War" and "The Thorn Birds". See more »
My husband bought the video set shortly after we viewed the series for the first time. I play it every year, at Christmas. Being great fans of Dickens's works we are thrilled and delighted every time with the entire production, from the excellent acting, staging, music, etc. No one could wish for a more perfect cast.
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