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The Pickwick Papers 

The story follows Samuel Pickwick and three other members of The Pickwick Club as they travel throughout the English countryside by coach observing the phenomena of life and human nature, ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Nigel Stock ...  Mr. Pickwick 12 episodes, 1985
Clive Swift ...  Mr. Tupman 12 episodes, 1985
Alan Parnaby 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 Colin Douglas ...  Mr. Wardle 7 episodes, 1985
Milton Johns ...  Mr. Perker 7 episodes, 1985
Pip Donaghy Pip Donaghy ...  Job Trotter 6 episodes, 1985
Jo Kendall ...  Mrs. Bardell 5 episodes, 1985
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The story follows Samuel Pickwick and three other members of The Pickwick Club as they travel throughout the English countryside by coach observing the phenomena of life and human nature, and recording their experiences for the other members of The Pickwick Club. Their memoirs of these experiences are the Pickwick Papers of the novel's title. During their travels Pickwick and Friends manage to land themselves in many humorous and sometimes hair-raising misadventures. Written by David Smith, Stephens City, VA

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6 January 1985 (UK) See more »

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Pickwick klubben See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Same music composer in Pride and Prejudice (1985) so you can hear similarities with the tunes. See more »

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Version of Il circolo Pickwick (1968) See more »

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Thoroughly enjoyable and skillful adaptation of a Dickens favourite.
11 August 2015 | by terrence-parisSee all my reviews

I just finished watching the 12th and final episode of the BBC adaptation of Dickens' The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Much more of the plot could be included over the span of 6 hours than in the 1952 movie version of less than 2 hours. The only significant omissions were the extended interplay between the medical students Benjamin Allen and Bob Sawyer, the Bath episode, and the Reverend Mr. Stiggins' malign influence over Sam's step-mother. As already mentioned by one reviewer, Phil Daniels as Sam Weller and Patrick Malahide as Mr. Jingle are standout performances. I found Sam Weller as portrayed by Daniels particularly affecting - cheeky irreverence conjoined with solicitude and kindliness. The 1952 movie is also worth watching if only for its array of terrific British character actresses: Joyce Grenfell, Hermione Gingold, Athene Seyler and Hattie Jacques.


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