Charles is acting very strangely. He says he's in love with Queen Victoria and is upset that she is marrying a German; he even threatens to leave England. Most people around him don't know ... See full summary »

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Charles Dickens / Mr. John Dickens
Diana Coupland ...
Mrs. Dickens
Adrienne Burgess ...
Catherine Dickens
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Dr. John Elliotson
T.R. Bowen ...
John Forster (as Trevor Bowen)
Graham Faulkner ...
Fred Dickens
Robert Longden ...
Hablot Browne
Janet Spencer-Turner ...
Miss Picken
Lois Baxter ...
Mary Hogarth
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Chapman
Richard Kay ...
Hall
Richard Hampton ...
Daniel MacLise
Sheila Brennan ...
Lady Blessington
William Hoyland ...
Count D'Orsay
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Rev. Townshend
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Charles is acting very strangely. He says he's in love with Queen Victoria and is upset that she is marrying a German; he even threatens to leave England. Most people around him don't know quite what to make of it and whether he is serious or joking. He wants to buy back his his copyright to Oliver Twist and is seemingly prepared to pay a hefty sum to do so. His serialization of The Old Curiosity Shop is a huge success. The death of the story's main character, Little Nell, captures the imagination of the nation, leaving many a grown man in tears. Written by garykmcd

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30 November 1976 (UK)  »

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