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David Copperfield 

A gentle orphan discovers life and love in an indifferent adult world.
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1986  
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Colin Hurley ...  David Copperfield 10 episodes, 1986
Brenda Bruce ...  Betsy Trotwood 7 episodes, 1986
Simon Callow ...  Wilkins Micawber 7 episodes, 1986
Jeremy Brudenell Jeremy Brudenell ...  Steerforth 6 episodes, 1986
Francesca Hall Francesca Hall ...  Dora / ... 6 episodes, 1986
Jenny McCracken Jenny McCracken ...  Peggotty 6 episodes, 1986
Ronald Herdman Ronald Herdman ...  Barkis 5 episodes, 1986
Hilary Mason ...  Mrs. Gummidge 5 episodes, 1986
Natalie Ogle ...  Agnes Wickfield 5 episodes, 1986
Owen Teale ...  Ham Peggotty 5 episodes, 1986
Stephen Thorne ...  Daniel Peggotty 5 episodes, 1986
Thorley Walters ...  Mr. Dick 5 episodes, 1986
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A TV mini-series adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, following the life of young Copperfield as he grows up under the care of the cruel Murdstones, travels to London where he meets the gentle Macawbers and the unctuous Uriah Heep, and falls in love with and marries the pampered Dora. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Wonderful production
28 June 2006 | by winkyelfSee all my reviews

I remember this adaptation from the 80's. I saw it on Masterpiece Theater when I lived in the US. I had it in my personal video collection and watched it over and over again. I thought it was perfect. Simon Callow as Macawber was brilliant. I would love to see it again. I wonder if writing to the BBC would help.

Because it was 10 episodes long, it was very faithful to the book and the attention to detail was excellent.

Every characterization was spot on from Aunt Betsy Trotwood and Mr Dick to the vile Murdstone. The acting was superb.

I also think that the BBC's adaptation of Oliver Twist from around the same time was the best.


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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David Copperfield See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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