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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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The most faithful adaptation of the classic novel I've seen to date
10 January 2008 | by MyArielSee all my reviews

I remember watching this adaptation of Dickens'masterpiece "David Copperfield" on BBC back in 1986, and I had fond memories of it. Therefore I was exited when I found the DVD of this series in a shop this December. Now watching the whole series again after so many years, I'm still pleased to see how 'complete'the story is. Many adaptations of DC leave out some characters from the original novel or skip some episodes. The classic adaptation with W.C. Fields leaves out the whole Salem House school episode, thus robbing the viewer of one of the more memorable character Mr. Creackle; and I still don't see why they decided to do it that way for it forced the scriptwriter to find a new way to introduce Steerforth into the story. And poor Tommy Traddles! Always a sort of underdog in the novel and obviously regarded as an insignificant figure by many who adapted DC for the screen, as his character is mostly dropped. it's so good that this series does not follow that trend and show Traddles 'in his full glory'. Overall the acting is excellent;it's also good that the grown David looks convincingly like David as child. Heartily recommended!


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19 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Mono

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