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The story of David Copperfield, whom we follow from birth to manhood, is set to charm audiences in this new adaptation. With an all-star cast and the finest production values, David Copperfield follows the young hero as his experiences bring him into contact with an extraordinary range of sinister and benevolent characters. From Pegotty, the devoted servant of David's poor mamma, to the sadistic Mr. Murdstone, unctuous Uriah Heap, and eternal optimist Mr. Micawber, these are among Dickens' most enduringly popular creations.

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Description

The story of David Copperfield, whom we follow from birth to manhood, is set to charm audiences in this new adaptation. With an all-star cast and the finest production values, David Copperfield follows the young hero as his experiences bring him into contact with an extraordinary range of sinister and benevolent characters. From Pegotty, the devoted servant of David's poor mamma, to the sadistic Mr. Murdstone, unctuous Uriah Heap, and eternal optimist Mr. Micawber, these are among Dickens' most enduringly popular creations.

    • EPISODE 1

    Episode 1

    David’s happy childhood days in the village of Blunderstone with his mother, Clara (Emilia Fox), and at Great Yarmouth with their servant, Peggotty (Pauline Quirke) and her family, are brought to an end by the marriage of Clara to high-minded but brutal Edward Murdstone (Trevor Eve). He and his sister, Jane (Zoë Wanamaker), move into the peaceful little house and begin a repressive regime. Peggotty is powerless to protect David and finds
    herself sidelined. Murdstone’s loathing of the boy brings them to a confrontation that leads to David being sent away to school, where Mr Creakle (Ian McKellen) beats him as a matter of course but where he meets James Steerforth (Harry Lloyd), who becomes his friend and protector.

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    • 46 Minutes

    David’s happy childhood days in the village of Blunderstone with his mother, Clara (Emilia Fox), and at Great Yarmouth with their servant, Peggotty (Pauline Quirke) and her family, are brought to an end by the marriage of Clara to high-minded but brutal Edward Murdstone (Trevor Eve). He and his sister, Jane (Zoë Wanamaker), move into the peaceful little house and begin a repressive regime. Peggotty is powerless to protect David and finds
    herself sidelined. Murdstone’s loathing of the boy brings them to a confrontation that leads to David being sent away to school, where Mr Creakle (Ian McKellen) beats him as a matter of course but where he meets James Steerforth (Harry Lloyd), who becomes his friend and protector.

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    • 46 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    Episode 2

    Romance is in the air as David secretly gets engaged to his employer’s daughter, the beautiful but dizzy Dora
    Spenlow (Joanna Page) - despite Mr Spenlow’s (James Grout) outrage. Spenlow’s death soon after, however, gives David a chance to marry Dora, and he starts to write his stories and columns for newspapers. But what of the
    beautiful Agnes Wickfield (Amanda Ryan), his one constant friend?

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    • 45 Minutes

    Romance is in the air as David secretly gets engaged to his employer’s daughter, the beautiful but dizzy Dora
    Spenlow (Joanna Page) - despite Mr Spenlow’s (James Grout) outrage. Spenlow’s death soon after, however, gives David a chance to marry Dora, and he starts to write his stories and columns for newspapers. But what of the
    beautiful Agnes Wickfield (Amanda Ryan), his one constant friend?

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    • 45 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Episode 3

    David is now working in London as a clerk at Spenlow’s and living at Mrs Crupp’s (Dawn French) house. However,
    her fondness for "peppermint cordial" renders her incapable of fulfilling her promise to Aunt Betsey (Maggie Smith)
    to treat David as if he were her own son.

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    • 48 Minutes

    David is now working in London as a clerk at Spenlow’s and living at Mrs Crupp’s (Dawn French) house. However,
    her fondness for "peppermint cordial" renders her incapable of fulfilling her promise to Aunt Betsey (Maggie Smith)
    to treat David as if he were her own son.

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    • 48 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Episode 4

    A chance meeting with his old schoolfriend, James Steerforth (Oliver Milburn), leads to David being invited to
    dinner with Steerforth’s mother (Cherie Lunghi). David also discovers from Agnes that her father’s clerk, the
    lurking and evil Uriah Heep (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is to become a partner in her father’s business - and the stage is
    set for a bitter battle.

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    • 46 Minutes

    A chance meeting with his old schoolfriend, James Steerforth (Oliver Milburn), leads to David being invited to
    dinner with Steerforth’s mother (Cherie Lunghi). David also discovers from Agnes that her father’s clerk, the
    lurking and evil Uriah Heep (Nicholas Lyndhurst), is to become a partner in her father’s business - and the stage is
    set for a bitter battle.

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    • 46 Minutes
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