In New York City, Dickens meets an ardent admirer, a Miss Baldwin, who reminds him of someone from his youth. As a young man, Charles was involved in amateur theatricals and was writing, ... See full summary »

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Charles Dickens / Mr. John Dickens
Diana Coupland ...
Mrs. Dickens
Gene Foad ...
Charles Dickens as a Young Man
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Maria Beadnell
Raymond Francis ...
Mr. Beadnell
Gwen Cherrell ...
Mrs. Beadnell
Sheila Felvin ...
Mary Ann Leigh
Isabelle Amyes ...
Anne Beadnell
Hazel McBride ...
Margaret Beadnell
William Humbert ...
Henry Austin
Derek Francis ...
Stage Manager
Liz Edmiston ...
Desdemona
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Henry Kerridge
Robin Halstead ...
Kolle
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Potter
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In New York City, Dickens meets an ardent admirer, a Miss Baldwin, who reminds him of someone from his youth. As a young man, Charles was involved in amateur theatricals and was writing, drawing on his own experiences for the latter. Charles has also taken an interest in Maria Beadnell, one of several daughters to a well-known banker. In fact, he's fallen madly in love with her and has taken to writing her poetry. Fearing that he way not make enough money as a shorthand writer, he decides to take acting lessons in the hopes the theater may somehow supplement his income. But then Maria's cousin Mary Ann meets Charles' father quite by chance and learns that he was once in prison. Written by garykmcd

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19 October 1976 (UK)  »

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Karen Dotrice (Maria Beadnell) is the daughter of Roy Dotrice (Charles Dickens / John Dickens). See more »

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