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The Personal History of David Copperfield ()


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A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

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Markham
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Mrs Steerforth
Albie Atkinson ...
Mealy Potatoes
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Steerforth
Tuwaine Barrett ...
Referee Boy
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Creditor
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Janet
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Murdstone
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Mr Micawber
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Jane Murdstone
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Clara Copperfield / Dora Spenlow
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Peggotty
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Mr Spenlow
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Mick Walker
Glen Davies ...
Coalman
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Street Sweeper
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Agnes
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Pawnbroker
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Coach Driver
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Mrs Micawber
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Mrs Heep
Ranveer Jaiswal ...
4-7-Year-Old David
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Emily
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Dr Chillip
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Mr Dick
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Mrs. Gummidge
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Bootmaker
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Mrs Strong
Aston McAuley ...
Butcher's Boy
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Creakle
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Mrs Crupp
Andy McSorley ...
Boatman
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Grainger
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David Copperfield
Emeka Sesay ...
Head Clerk
Scampi ...
Jip the Dog
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Butcher
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Tungay
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Betsey Trotwood
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Young David
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Ham
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Daniel Peggotty
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Uriah Heep
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Mr Wickfield
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Pub Goer (uncredited)
Neilesh Ambu ...
Middle Class Man (uncredited)
Antony Barlow ...
Micawber's Creditor (uncredited)
Freddie Browne ...
Ben Micawber (uncredited)
Leo Burdon ...
Arthur Micawber (uncredited)
Rob Craine ...
Littimer (uncredited)
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Martha Micawber (uncredited)
Antoniya Gerimpapazi ...
Canterbury Passerby (uncredited)
Tess Gustard ...
Shushing Woman (uncredited)
Mia Hemerling ...
Factory Child (uncredited)
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Upper Class / Passerby (uncredited)
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Theatre Audience (uncredited)
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Milliner / Middle Class Widow Woman (uncredited)
Robert Jarvis ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
Megan Johnston ...
Betty Micawber (uncredited)
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Fisherman (uncredited)
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Homeless Child (uncredited)
Kirk Lake ...
Teacher (uncredited)
Wayne Llewellyn ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
Michael Nettleship ...
Passerby (uncredited)
Kwok Ng ...
Middle Class Man / Passerby (uncredited)
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Theatre Audience Member (uncredited)
Mark Oldridge ...
Army Officer (uncredited)
Paul Redfern ...
Micawbers Creditor (uncredited)
Graham j Reeves ...
Canterbury Stall Holder (uncredited)
Nig Richards ...
Drunk (uncredited)
Mylo Roberts ...
Ben Micawber (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Passerby (uncredited)
Ailís Smith ...
Miss Larkins (uncredited)
Todd Vanhees ...
Tailor (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Coachman (uncredited)
Robin Webber-McAulay ...
Middle-Class Passerby / Beggar (uncredited)
John West ...
Fisherman (uncredited)
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Factory Worker (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Armando Iannucci

Written by

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Simon Blackwell ... (screenplay by)
 
Charles Dickens ... (novel)
 
Armando Iannucci ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Glen Basner ... executive producer
Daniel Battsek ... executive producer
Simon Blackwell ... executive producer
Ben Browning ... executive producer
Célia Duval ... co-producer
Peter Fellows ... assistant producer
Armando Iannucci ... producer
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos ... executive producer
Kevin Loader ... producer
Ollie Madden ... executive producer

Music by

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Christopher Willis

Cinematography by

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Zac Nicholson

Film Editing by

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Mick Audsley
Peter Lambert

Editorial Department

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Sophie Billington ... digital film bureau
Giles Burgess ... first assistant editor
Sara Buxton ... assistant colourist
Jena Cheung ... assistant editor
Tom Corbett ... head of extraction and delivery
Zoe Cousins ... digital film bureau
Ian Cunningham ... first assistant editor
Karolina Dziwinska ... digital intermediate producer
Rob Farris ... digital intermediate head of production
Adam Glasman ... digital intermediate colourist
Neil Harrison ... senior digital intermediate administrator
Marnie Hollande ... 2nd Assistant Editor
Lawrence Hook ... digital intermediate technical supervisor
Emma Liu ... assistant digital intermediate producer
John Percival ... assistant digital intermediate producer
Robin Peters ... additional editor
Alexander Phillips ... digital intermediate Assistant
Robert Platt-Higgins ... post-production coordinator
Finlay Reid ... assistant colourist
Fenn Reynolds ... second assistant editor
Pani Scott ... associate editor
Laurent Treherne ... digital intermediate head of technology

Casting By

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Sarah Crowe

Production Design by

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Cristina Casali

Art Direction by

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Nick Dent ... supervising art director
Todd Ellis ... standby art director
Thomas Goodwin
Dominique Law ... (as Dominique Pace)
Polly Stevens

Set Decoration by

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Charlotte Dirickx

Costume Design by

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Suzie Harman
Robert Worley

Makeup Department

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Julie Atkins ... makeup artist
Laura Breslin ... hair junior / makeup junior
Helen Cannon ... Hair and Makeup Artist
Andrea Cracknell ... daily hair stylist / daily makeup artist
Giorgio Galliero ... daily hair stylist / daily makeup artist
Caroline Greenough ... hair supervisor / makeup supervisor
Carly Guy ... hair and makeup artist daily
Karen Hartley ... hair designer (as Karen Hartley-Thomas) / makeup designer (as Karen Hartley-Thomas)
Anna Lubbock ... daily hair and makeup artist
Julie Nightingale ... hair stylist: crowd / makeup artist: crowd
Alison Noble ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Laura Odette Phipps ... special makeup effects artist
Emma Romans ... make up artist daily
Lucy Willis ... crowd hair / crowd makeup
Amie Wilson ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Hayley Young ... daily hair stylist / daily makeup artist

Production Management

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Monique Mussell ... production manager
Louise Seymour ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Daisy Baldry ... crowd second assistant director
Jack Blackwell ... Floor Runner
James Budd ... Crowd PA / crowd third assistant director: dailies
Alicia Graf ... base pa
Andrew Heard ... third assistant director
Nikki Molloy ... second assistant director
Christian Proctor ... key floor pa
Nige Watson ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Bruce Barnes ... carpenter
Neil Benterman ... props
George Bettles ... carpenter
Shalina Bhamra ... art department assistant
Philippa Brocklehurst ... graphics assistant
Jane Brodie ... graphics art director
Paul Carter ... property master
Jacqueline Crockett ... construction coordinator
Sarah Downes ... stand-by props
Violet Elliot ... assistant set dec
Chris Evans-Wilson ... assistant art director
Douglas Ingram ... storyboard artist
Tobias Warwick Jones ... graphics assistant
Sonia Kasparian ... assistant art director
Simon Knowles ... carpenter
Debbie Lowndes ... props
Russell Oxley ... scenic artist
Evannia Paine ... dressing props
Mick Pirie ... buyer
Richard Robinson ... dressing props
Alice Russell ... graphics assistant
Brianna Patrice Russell ... Art Department Intern
Betty Sims-Hilditch ... assistant buyer
Mark Spring ... standby rigger
Lew Taylor ... petty cash buyer
Julia Tonetti ... junior draughtsperson
Pierre Tormo ... carpenter
Rowena Zoro ... dressing props daily
Olga-Zoe Mendrinos ... Art Department Intern (uncredited)
Carl Thorpe ... standby props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Julian Bale ... second assistant sound
Howard Bevan ... additional first assistant sound: dailies
Lilly Blazewicz ... foley editor
Peter Burgis ... foley artist
Paul Carter ... re-recording mixer
Ian Chase ... re-recording: foreign dialogue
Paul Cotterell ... re-recording mixer
Matt Davies ... dialogue editor
Rory de Carteret ... adr mixer
Chris Devlin ... 1st assistant sound
Simon Diggins ... adr mixer
Gibran Farrah ... adr mixer
Zoe Freed ... foley artist
Glen Gathard ... foley mixer
Rebecca Heathcote ... assistant foley artist
Ihor Kaniuk ... re-recording mixer
Conor Kelly ... mix technician
Maria Kelly ... adr recordist
Steve Little ... dialogue editor
Adam Oakley ... foley editor
Kasper Pedersen ... adr & crowd editor
Timothy Preston ... re-recording: foreign dialogue
Jemma Riley-Tolch ... foley mixer
Tristan Rose ... adr recordist
Alyn Sclosa ... assistant sound editor
Robbie Scott ... mix technician
Jodie Stedman ... sound trainee
Mike Tehrani ... adr mixer
Wouter van Herwerden ... ADR Recordist

Special Effects by

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Graham Aikman ... special effects technician
Luke Corbyn ... special effects technician
Kieran McCallum ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Mark Stuart Bailey ... cg supervisor
Sebastian Barker ... visual effects supervisor
Thomas Castagna ... digital compositor
Vikram Chadha ... visual effects producer
John Hardwick ... digital compositor: Invisible Arts Collective
Will Hardwick ... digital compositor: Invisible Arts Collective
Ewan Laidlaw ... 3d intern: Automatik VFX
Matthew Lawrence ... title production
Ingo Putze ... visual effects supervisor
Stephanie Jean Staunton ... digital compositor: Invisible Arts Collective
Jim Steel ... senior digital compositor: Automatik VFX
Patrick Tauscher ... digital compositor: Automatik VFX
Craig Travis ... 3d artist

Stunts

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Liam Carey ... stunt performer
Luke Gomes ... stunt double: Aneurin Barnard
Paul Kennington ... stunt coordinator
Felix Leech ... stunt performer
Daz Parker ... stunt performer
Steen Young ... additional stunt co-ordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phillippe Aichinger ... video assist assistant
Gabriel Albuquerque ... video playback operator
Nathanael Bauer ... best boy: additional photography
Harry Bennett-Snewin ... digital imaging technician
Jordan Brooks ... Drone Camera Operator
Ben Brown ... focus puller: "a" camera
Luke Cairns ... first assistant camera: Shipwrecked unit
Matthew Clements ... camera trainee: dailies
Ashley Connell ... grip standby rigger
Alex Finlayson ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Freddie FitzHerbert ... camera trainee
David Katznelson ... additional photography
Sam Kite ... rigging gaffer
Jody Knight ... key grip
Iain MacKay ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
James Markwick ... drone
Bruno Martins ... electrician
Jennie Paddon ... first assistant camera: b camera
Maiya Rose ... Second assistant camera: dailies
Cenay Said ... second assistant "b" camera
Simon Thorpe ... 'b' camera grip
Neil Tomlin ... libra technician dailies
Jason Wells ... lighting technician
Fran Weston ... first assistant camera: "b" camera, dailies
Greg Whitbrook ... electrician: dailies
Harry Wiggins ... lighting gaffer
Chris Wilkinson ... drone pilot
Julian Zarzoso-Lowe ... second assistant camera: Shipwreck Unit
Eben Bolter ... additional photography (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Xanthe Spencer-Davidson ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Carmen Barclay ... costume cutter and maker
Barbara Brady ... set costumer
Sam Brooke-Taylor ... key crowd costumer
Anthony Brookman ... wardrobe master
Jaime Cilia ... costume maker
Carlos Fontanarrosa ... set costumer
Devon Opp ... additional set costumer
Laura Panayiotou ... tailor
Kyle 'Buster' Reed ... set costumer
Christof Roche-Gordon ... costume supervisor
Hayley Clair Stewart ... costume: dailies
Kim Tizard-Lee ... principal wardobe mistress
Sarah Touaibi ... wardrobe mistress
John Usher ... set costumer
Emma Kate Wood ... principal costume standby
Jane O'Donnell ... costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Marialucia Apicella ... location assistant
Olivia Baldwin ... location marshall
Alex Bird ... location marshal
Guy Bishop ... location marshal
Ed Burrell ... location assistant
Carn Burton ... location manager: Marine Unit
Harry F. Hartley ... location marshal
Joshua Hibberd ... Unit Manager
Jonny Hinsley ... location marshal
Hollie Hogger ... location marshal
Harriet Lawrence ... supervising location manager
David Powell ... assistant location manager
Philippa Sutcliffe ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Sean Barrett ... assistant orchestrator
Jonathan Beard ... orchestrator
Jordan Cox ... music department
Andrew Glen ... music editor
Benjamin Hoff ... orchestrator
Jake Jackson ... score engineer
Roger Linley ... musician: double bass
Jack Mills ... assistant engineer
Satoshi Mark Noguchi ... score mixer
Jill Streater ... head of music preparation: UK
Jamie Thierman ... orchestrator
Edward Trybek ... orchestrator
Henri Wilkinson ... orchestrator
Elyse Willis ... score reader
Alexandra Wood ... soloist: violin

Script and Continuity Department

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Angelica Pressello ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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David Beminster ... transportation captain
John Duggan ... unit driver
Christopher Free ... facilities captain
Debbie Free ... hair/make-up driver
Nick Harding ... unit driver

Additional Crew

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Lee Admassie ... picture double: Anthony Welsh
Rahul Ahuja ... digital marketing
Juliet Baptiste-Kelly ... home economist
Lorenzo Bertolazzi ... Location Assistant
Courtney Cannon ... Business & Legal Affairs
Ben Coren ... development and production executive: film4
Matt Curtis ... Titles and Graphics Designer
Helen de Winter ... Completion Guarantor
Corine Dhondee ... assistant to the director
Bryan Ellis ... assistant: Glen Basner
Dorothee Freytag ... production coordinator
Matt Gregan ... security
Roger Gregory ... Director: Strategic Planning & Finance
Alice Groves ... floor runner: additional photography
Neil Hodge ... chef
Adam Hutchings ... 1st Assistant Accountant / production accountant: additional photography
William Ings ... end title artist
Carmen Irabien ... publicist
Rajneet Jabbal ... assistant accountant
Zak Jarvis ... set pa
Mynda Rae Krato ... Business & Legal Affairs
Emily Leach ... production manager: Film4
Lucy Licht ... assistant: Alison Cohen, Milan Popelka
Mark Lobatto ... production assistant
Felicity Lyme ... clerk
Phoebe Mandel ... assistant: Stefanie Berk & Brenda Vogel
Arran McLoughlin ... location marshal
Ranjana Mitra ... chaperone
Paul Murphy ... Financial Controller
Milan Popelka ... Chief Operating Officer: FilmNation Entertainment
Sairh Sheikh ... payroll accountant
Amber Rose Smith ... tilda swinton: Picture Double
Roni Stein ... assistant: Ben Browning & Brad Zimmerman
Edwin Steinfeld ... Manager: Accounting and Finance
Siddiqui Subhani ... digital marketing
Simone Tomasi ... assistant production coordinator
Dan Travers ... marine co-ordinator
Sarah Turner ... production secretary
Haydn Webb ... horsemaster

Thanks

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Alexander Yves Brunner ... special thanks: Sold By
John Finnemore ... special thanks
Will Smith ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens' semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David's journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, color and humanity. Written by yusufpiskin

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Taglines From rags to riches... and back again See more »
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Also Known As
  • David Copperfield - Einmal Reichtum und zurück (Germany)
  • La increíble historia de David Copperfield (Spain)
  • どん底作家の人生に幸あれ! (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Deivido Koperfildo istorija (Lithuania)
  • David Copperfields personlige historie (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,600,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Morfydd Clark plays two characters in the film - Clara Copperfield (David's mother) and Dora Spenlow - the protagonist's love. See more »
Goofs When David is on the cart going to Yarmouth, fading jet contrails are clearly visible in the sky. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode dated 5 September 2019 (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Auld Lang Syne See more »
Crazy Credits The end credits are supposed to be listed in alphabetical order, however, Paul Whitehouse is billed above Ben Whishaw whereas they should be the other way around. See more »
Quotes David Copperfield: What are you doing?
Betsey Trotwood: Medicine. I'm reviving you.
David Copperfield: This is salad dressing.
Betsey Trotwood: Is it? Thought it was Armagnac. Don't have my spectacles on.
David Copperfield: Do you have lettuce somewhere covered in ointment?
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