Did you manage to catch the BBC series Dickensian on T.V? Do not worry if not because courtesy of BBC DVD the series is now available for you to buy.
Any fan of Charles Dickens will have their favourite characters, but thanks to the incredible minds behind Dickensian, some of the most beloved people and places that feature in his popular books, now co-exist in 19th Century London.
Following the story of a terrible murder, intrigue, secrets and of course romance hide around every corner and any of those corners could lead you to find the Old Curiosity Shop next door to The Three Cripples Inn or perhaps you will find yourself lost and uncover the place where Fagin and his pick pockets reside. Perhaps on your journey around London you will bump into characters that are larger than life, Inspector Bucket, Miss Havisham, Jacob Marley or even Scrooge himself.
Action, humour and plenty of anticipation awaits you in Dickensian, but don’t be put off if you are not a reader of Dickens’ work because you can easily become a fan of the series having no experience of the famed works.
An all star cast featuring Pauline Collins, Omid Djalili, Stephen Rhea, Peter Firth and Caroline Quentin walk the 98 meter long high street set, as well as the domestic street and 7 fantastic dingy back allies, 4 overhead walkways and a functioning market place as well as an working forge! If that is not spectacular enough there are 27 buildings on the streets in the set and they reach 2 and a half stories high. No cutting corners. there is no expense spared to create an authentic feel to the setting of this masterpiece. In addition to the above, if you were to walk the streets of Dickensian you would find shops that are fully functional with all four walls, shop fronts, a working pub, church and even courts of law. It took an incredible 50 full time craftsmen and many subcontractors to create the incredibly detailed world. Of course this is not limited to the amazing set, there are over 500 costumes in Dickensian, not to mention a staggering 50 top hats! There are an tremendous amount of props too including crystal chandeliers, lithographs, suits of armour, embroidered bedspreads, and hand crocheted lace table cloths.
Featured Image: Picture Shows: Tiny Tim (ZAAK CONWAY), Bob Cratchit (ROBERT WILFORT), Emily Cratchit (JENNIFER HENNESSY), Peter Cratchit (BRENOCK O’CONNOR), Martha Cratchit (PHOEBE DYNEVOR), Meriweather Compeyson (TOM WESTON-JONES), Young Amelia Havisham (TUPPENCE MIDDLETON), Arthur Havisham (JOSEPH QUINN), Bill Sikes (MARK STANLEY), Nancy (BETHANY MUIR), Artful Dodger (WILSON RADJOU-PUJALTE), Fagin (ANTON LESSER), Inspector Bucket (STEPHEN REA), Boy (BENJAMIN CAMPBELL), Jacob Marley (PETER FIRTH), Ebeneezer Scrooge (NED DENNEHY), Mr Bumble (RICHARD RIDINGS), Mrs Bumble (CAROLINE QUENTIN), Mrs Gamp (PAULINE COLLINS), Captain James Hawdon (BEN STARR), Honoria Barbary (SOPHIE RUNDLE), Frances Barbary (ALEXANDRA MEON), Mr Venus (OMID DJALILI) – (C) Red Planet Productions – Photographer: Todd Antony