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Dickens of London (1976)
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Dickens of London (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dickens of London is a 1976 television miniseries from Yorkshire Television based on the life of English novelist Charles Dickens. Both Dickens and his father John were played by British actor Roy Dotrice. The series was written by Wolf Mankowitz and Marc Miller. In the United States, the series was shown in 1977. The series of 13 episodes of 60 minutes was directed by Michael Ferguson and Marc Miller, who was also the series' producer, with David Cunliffe as executive producer. Mankowitz's book, Dickens of London, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1976, was based on the detailed research he made while writing the screenplay.
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, london

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