In New York, Dickens is invited to a sportsman's dinner, one of many such invitations that he continuously receives. He recalls a time when, as still a young man, he sorely grieved the loss... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Ferguson

Writers:

Wolf Mankowitz, Marc Miller (creator)

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roy Dotrice ... Charles Dickens / Mr. John Dickens
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ... Mrs. Dickens
Adrienne Burgess Adrienne Burgess ... Catherine Dickens
Graham Faulkner ... Fred Dickens
Richard Kay Richard Kay ... Hall
Lois Baxter Lois Baxter ... Mary Hogarth
T.R. Bowen T.R. Bowen ... John Forster (as Trevor Bowen)
Robert Longden Robert Longden ... Hablot Browne
Arthur Hewlett ... Old Collector
Ben Kingsley ... Dr. John Elliotson
Stuart Doughty Stuart Doughty ... Belgian Student
John F. Landry John F. Landry ... Dolby
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In New York, Dickens is invited to a sportsman's dinner, one of many such invitations that he continuously receives. He recalls a time when, as still a young man, he sorely grieved the loss of his sister-in-law, Mary, whom he loved very dearly. He continues to produce several novels, including Oliver Twist but begins to worry about is health and sees Dr. John Elliotson, intent on taking out an insurance policy. Elliotson is also known for dabbling in some of the more unorthodox branches of medicine like phrenology and hypnosis, areas in which Dickens would like to learn more. Meanwhile, Charles' father is once again in debt and goes too far this time in his pursuit of easy funds. Written by garykmcd

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1976 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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