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David Copperfield (1986 TV serial)

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First episode date  19 October 1986
7.9/10 IMDb

Network  BBC One
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Nominations  British Academy Television Award for Best Children's Programme - Fiction or Entertainment
Cast  Simon Callow, Colin Hurley, Brenda Bruce

David Copperfield is a 10 episode BBC serial broadcast in 1986 and 1987 and based on the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. The series was written by James Andrew Hall and directed by Barry Letts. It was produced by Terrance Dicks.

The adaptation follows the story of David Copperfield as he grows up under the care of the cruel Murdstones after the death of his mother, escapes to the care of his aunt Betsey Trotwood and later travels to London where he meets the gentle Micawbers and the scheming Uriah Heep, and falls in love with and marries the spoilt Dora Spenlow.

The series was nominated for a BAFTA in the Children's Programme (Entertainment/Drama) 1986 category.

Scenes from the series were filmed at Holme-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.

Cast

  • Colin Hurley -- David Copperfield
  • Brenda Bruce -- Betsey Trotwood
  • Simon Callow -- Wilkins Micawber
  • Jeremy Brudenell -- James Steerforth
  • Francesca Hall -- Dora Spenlow/Clara Copperfield
  • Jenny McCracken -- Peggotty
  • Ronald Herdman -- Barkis
  • Hilary Mason -- Mrs. Gummidge
  • Natalie Ogle -- Agnes Wickfield
  • Owen Teale -- Ham Peggotty
  • Stephen Thorne -- Daniel Peggotty
  • Thorley Walters -- Mr. Dick
  • Paul Brightwell -- Uriah Heep
  • Oliver Cotton -- Edward Murdstone
  • Sandra Payne -- Mrs Micawber
  • Irene Richard -- Julia Mills
  • Neal Swettenham -- Traddles
  • Fanny Carby -- Mrs. Crupp
  • Sarah Crowden -- Jane Murdstone
  • David Dexter -- Young David
  • Valerie Gogan -- Emily
  • Nolan Hemmings -- Young David
  • Terence Lodge -- Mr. Spenlow
  • Nyree Dawn Porter -- Mrs. Steerforth
  • John Baker -- Tiffey
  • Nicholas Bond-Owen -- 1st Boy
  • Chris Chandler -- 2nd Boy
  • Dylan Dolan -- Young Traddles
  • Leon Eagles -- Mr. Sharp
  • Alison Fiske -- Rosa Dartle
  • Jonathan Lacey -- Demple
  • Artro Morris -- Mr. Wickfield
  • Reggie Oliver -- Mr. Mell
  • John Savident -- Mr. Creakle
  • Ann Way -- Mrs. Heep
  • References

    David Copperfield (1986 TV serial) Wikipedia


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