Movies and TV shows like Dickensian

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Dickensian (2015)
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Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.
Plot: murder, period piece
Time: victorian england, victorian era, 19th century, 1840s
Place: england

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