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6 January 1985 (UK) See more »
A twelve-part BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens first novel. The story follows Samuel Pickwick and three... See more »
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Nigel Stock ... Mr. Pickwick (12 episodes, 1985)

Clive Swift ... Mr. Tupman (12 episodes, 1985)
Alan Parnaby ... Mr. Snodgrass (12 episodes, 1985)
Jeremy Nicholas ... Mr. Winkle (12 episodes, 1985)
Ray Brooks ... Narrator (12 episodes, 1985)

Phil Daniels ... Sam Weller (10 episodes, 1985)

Patrick Malahide ... Mr. Jingle (8 episodes, 1985)
Colin Douglas ... Mr. Wardle (7 episodes, 1985)
Milton Johns ... Mr. Perker (7 episodes, 1985)
Pip Donaghy ... Job Trotter (6 episodes, 1985)
Jo Kendall ... Mrs. Bardell (5 episodes, 1985)

Series Directed by
Brian Lighthill (12 episodes, 1985)
Series Writing credits
Jack Davies (12 episodes, 1985)
Charles Dickens (12 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
Barry Letts .... producer (9 episodes, 1985)
Series Original Music by
Carl Davis (12 episodes, 1985)
Series Production Design by
Myles Lang (12 episodes, 1985)
Series Costume Design by
Sue Peck (12 episodes, 1985)
Series Makeup Department
Gill Hughes .... makeup designer (12 episodes, 1985)
Series Art Department
David Ackrill .... dressing props (12 episodes, 1985)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dick Bentley .... lighting director: outside broadcast (4 episodes, 1985)
Bob Chaplin .... lighting director (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Other crew
Terrance Dicks .... script editor (12 episodes, 1985)
Tracy Lane-Chapman .... runner (5 episodes, 1985)
Mary McKernan .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1985)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Dickens fans will find this a sheer delight, 26 September 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

This adaptation of The Pickwick Papers may have a slow and overly-serious start, but once it gets going and providing you stay with it it is delightful. The photography is very natural-looking, while the sets and costumes are pretty and colourful while true in detail and atmosphere to Victorian England. The dialogue is faithfully Dickenesian with the comedy being genuinely funny and there are several charming moments. The story is charmingly and absorbingly told, the series is long and the pacing is not what you call swift but the strength of the script allows the comedy to make its mark and the drama breathes and resonates paced that way in a way that doesn't feel long-winded. You cannot go wrong with good performances. We have those, great even. Nigel Stock amuses and affects in the title role, but the standouts are Patrick Malahide's wonderfully comic to the point of insanity(but in a good way) Mr Jingles and Phil Daniels' scene-stealing Sam Weller. To conclude truly delightful if not quite among the absolute best Dickens adaptation. Oh and the extra with Simon Callow in Charles Dickens garb is worth checking out too. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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