David Jason stars as Mr. Micawber in this gentle comedy set in Victorian England and inspired by a character from Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield'.

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Series cast summary:
David Jason ...  Wilkins Micawber 4 episodes, 2001-2002
Annabelle Apsion ...  Emma Micawber 4 episodes, 2001-2002
Lucinda Dryzek ...  Lily Micawber 4 episodes, 2001-2002
Andrew Quigley Andrew Quigley ...  Wilkins Micawber Junior 4 episodes, 2001-2002
Michael Troughton ...  Milton 3 episodes, 2001-2002
Heather Cameron-McLintock Heather Cameron-McLintock ...  Alice 3 episodes, 2001-2002
Martin Wimbush Martin Wimbush ...  Mr. Smee the Bootman 3 episodes, 2001-2002
Adrian Hood ...  Babbitt 2 episodes, 2001
Danny Nussbaum ...  Coalman 2 episodes, 2001-2002
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Mama Sturgeon 2 episodes, 2001-2002
Sophie Dix ...  Ruth Sturgeon 2 episodes, 2001-2002
Sean Gallagher ...  Henry 2 episodes, 2001-2002
Sam Kelly ...  Mr. Cudlipp the Grocer 2 episodes, 2001-2002
Robert Lowe ...  Mungo 2 episodes, 2001-2002
Hannah Yelland ...  Beth Sturgeon 2 episodes, 2001-2002


David Jason stars as Mr Micawber in this gentle comedy set in Victorian England and inspired by a character from Charles Dickens' novel 'David Copperfield'. The extravagant but genteel Mr Micawber is fond of large words and long letters and never uses one word when several will do. Appearing to be a man of wealth and success, in reality he hasn't a penny to his name but firmly believes in keeping up appearances at all costs - convinced that something will come along. Written by Anonymous

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26 December 2001 (UK) See more »

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Edinburgh, Scotland, UK See more »

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Superbly played by Jason. Compelling to watch.
15 January 2002 | by Sybil_FawltySee all my reviews

David Jason shows us once again how versatile he is. As well as being a very fine comedy actor, he is perfectly suited to serious parts too. He is marvellous as Micawber - he makes the character believeable and realistic, as well as throwing in a touch of humour now and then. Surely this man deserves a knighthood for all his wonderful work in acting throughout the years.

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