“Like many fond parents, I have in my heart a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield.” Charles Dickens
And here in Dickens’ own favourite and most enduring novel bursts onto screen in a dazzling adaptation, with a truly world-class cast bringing alive some of the most famous characters in fiction. Bob Hoskins as the ever-optimistic Mr Micawber; Maggie Smith as David’s fearsome aunt, Betsey Trotwood; Trevor Eve as the sadistic Mr Murdstone; Nicholas Lyndhurst as sly, sinister Uriah Heap; Pauline Quirke as David’s loyal friend and servant, Peggotty; and featuring Ciarán McMenamin as David, with Harry Lloyd (the 15 year old descendant of Charles Dickens himself) as the young Steerforth.
• The Making of David Copperfield
• An additional 30 minutes (in 5.1) of the original music composed by Rob Lane. Compiled and digitally edited by David Maurice.
Starring: Alun Armstrong, Thelma Barlow, Michael Elphick, Trevor Eve, Oliver Ford Davis, Emilia Fox, Dawn French, James Grout, Bob Hoskins, Cherie Lunghi, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Ian McKellan, Ciarán McMenamin, Ian McNeice, Oliver Milburn, Joanna Page, Pauline Quirke, Daniel Radcliffe, Amanda Ryan, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, James Thornton, Zoë Wannamaker, Paul Whitehouse.
Originally Transmitted in 1999
Dickens’ own favourite and most enduring novel bursts onto screen in a dazzling adaptation, with a truly world-class cast bringing alive some of the most famous characters in fiction.
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