Dickens, Charles

Last Edited: 15-Dec-2016 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.

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Publ. 1836
Broadcast
R4:
05-Dec-2004
12-Dec-2004
19-Dec-2004
26-Dec-2004
The Pickwick Papers
  1. The Pickwickians Set
    Forth on Their Travels
  2. Elopement, Elections
    And Extravaganzas
  3. A Romantic, Nocturnal
    Adventure
  4. Christmas At Dingley Dell
  5. Mr Pickwick Goes
    To Prison
  6. Freedom, Friendship And
    A Satisfactory Conclusion

Clive Francis, Michael Cochrane, Peter Jeffrey, John Duttine,
Bill Wallis, Christopher Scoular, Sonny Ormond, Kathy Sara,
Susan Jeffrey, Joyce Gibbs, David Bannerman, Ewan
Thomas, Ian Brooker, Barbara Lee Hunt, Norman Rodway,
Brian Parr, Geraldine Fitzgerald, James Richard, Trevor
Peacock, Jenny Funnell, Stephen Boswell, John Webb,
Christopher Scott, John Fleming, Gilly Mears, Tina Gray,
Terry Malloy, James Thackeray, Richard Mitchley, Kim Durham
Dramatised by Martyn Read
Director Sue Wilson 
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Publ. 1836
Broadcast
R4:
05-Dec-2004
12-Dec-2004
19-Dec-2004
26-Dec-2004
The Pickwick Papers Timothy Spall, Sue Johnstone, Jasper Britton, Toby Jones,
Robert Portal, John McAndrew, Gorn Grainger, Angela
Pleasance, Julie Legrand, Katie Foster-Barnes, Lucy
Davenport, Aaron Johnson, Byrne Gorman, Michael Jaseton,
Philip Voss, Joseph Gritt, John Tams, Lynne Farley, Jack
Shepherd, Lynne Miller, Joseph Grit, Philip Fox, Rhyanon
Oliver, Gerard Murphy, Jonathan Keeble, Guy Lancaster,
Michael Jaystone, Lynne Farley, Jack Shepherd, Patrick
Godfrey, Aaron Jolson
Adapted for radio by Michael Eaton
Producer Nicholas Newton, Director Jane Morgan
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Publ. 1836 Broadcast
BBC Radio 7:
12-Dec-2005 To
21-Dec-2005
The Pickwick Papers Freddie Jones, Philip Bond, Michael Graham Cox, Stephen
Thorne, Paul Chapman, Jack May, June Whitfield, Michael
Trautman, Simon Caddell, John Bryans, Ellen Lawrence,
Malcolm Gerard, Jonathan Scott, Michael Tudor Barnes,
Kenneth Shandley, Michael Goady, Jane Knowles,
Kathleen Helm, Heather Bell, Ann  Rosenfeld, Timothy
Bateson, Douglas Livingston, William Eadle, Henry Knowles,
Elizabeth Spriggs, Tim Wilton, John Hollis, John Gabriel,
Elizabeth Bell, Brenda Kaye, Joan Matheson, Tom Owen,
Mary Eliot Nelson, Gladys Spencer, Peter Wickham, Alison
Fraser, David Sinclair, Hilda Schroder, Bruce Purchase,
Cecile Chevreau, Susan Colgrave, Deddy Davis, Eric Allen,
Rosalind Ayres, Tim Piggott Smith, Nigel Anthony, Stella
Tanner, Christopher Benjamin, Peter Vaughan, Karen
Archer, Diana Bishop, Gavin Campbell, Joel Cross, Alan
Dudley, Peter Woodthorpe, Hugh Dickson, Pattie Ward,
Stella Tanner, Margot Boyd, Pauline Letts
Dramatized by Barry Campbell and Constance Cox
Directed by Jane Morgan
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Publ. 1836 Broadcast
BBC Radio 7:
21-Dec-2004
The Pickwick Papers –
Christmas at Dingley Dell
Read by Derek Jacobi
Produced by Jane Marshall
14:16, 6696, m
Publ. 1836 Broadcast
BBC Radio 4:
25-Dec-1983
repeated
22-Dec-1984
The Pickwick Papers –
Christmas at Dingley Dell
Nigel Graham, David March, Nicholas Courtney, Geoffrey
Edwards, John Bott, James Bryce, Michael Bilton, Sheila
Grant, Ellen MacIntosh, Eileen Tulley, Ellen Atikinson-Wood,
Maggie McCarthy, Mark Rolston, Carol Boyd, Stewart Organ,
Peter Wickham, Steve Hobson
Music Arranged by Chris Marshall
Adapted by Constance Cox
Directed by David Johnston
86:41, 81276, S
Publ. 1836
BBC Radio 7
10-Dec-2008
The Pickwick Papers -
A Madman's Manuscript
read by Donald Sinden
Director Martin Jenkins
13:46, 12907, S
Publ. 1836
broadcast date
unknown
Mystrious Circumstances -
The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton
told by Ralph Richardson
Produced by Charles LeFaux
27:54, 9816, m
Publ. 1836
BBC Radio 7:
24-Dec-2010
The Goblins Who Stole a Sexton read by Clive Francis
produced by Rosemarie Watts
14:41, 13777, S
Publ. 1836
BBC Radio 7
06-Mar-2010 to
03-Apr-2010
2nd series:
10-Apr-2010 to
08-May-2010 
Sketches by Boz
  1. The Tuggses at Ramsgate
  2. The Bloomsbury
    Christening
  3. The Great Winglebury Duel
  4. The Private Theatricals
    or Mrs Joseph Porter
  5. Mr Watkins Tottle
  1. Love and Oysters
  2. The Steam Excursion
  3. Sentiment
  4. The Boarding House
  5. Horatio Sparkins
  1. Julian Rhind-Tutt, Chrisopher Hancock, Frances Jeater,
    Colleen Prendergast, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Sean Baker,
    Nicholas Farrell
  2. Geoffrey Whitehead, Charles Simpson, Alison Reid,
    Robert Harper, Elaine Pike, Nicholas Farrell
  3. Peter Gunn, Julia Deacon, David Timson, Kim Wall,
    David Antrobus, Nicholas Farrell
  4. David Antrobus, Sarah Jane Home, Shirley Dixon,
    Frances Jeater, Charles SImpson, Geoffrey Whitehead,
    Nicholas Farrell
  5. David Collings, John Hartley, Jenny Howe, Patience Tomlinson, Christopher Scott, Nicholas Farrell
  1. David Calder, Samantha Spiro, David Alastair, Ioan
    Meredith, Siriol Jenkins, Elizabeth Conboy,
    Nicholas Farrell
  2. Marston Bloom, Shirley Dixon, Joanna Monro,
    Jeremy Swift, Stephen Critchlow, Ben Crowe, Becky
    Hindley, Nicholas Farrell 
  3. Jane Booker, Patience Tomlinson, Gerard Murphy,
    Tilly Gaunt, Michael Mueller, Elizabeth Conboy,
    Harry Myers, Nicholas Farrell
adapted by Stephen Wyatt
directed by Sally Avens
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Publ. 1837
03-Feb-1994 to
10-Mar-1994
BBC Radio 7:
01-Nov-2006 to
03-Nov-2006
Oliver Twist Edward Long, Roger Hume, Pam Ferris, Bob Goody, Gillian
Goodwin, Alex Jones, Kimberley Hope, Richard Pearce,
Jonathan Wyatt, Joyce Gibbs, Simon Carter, Graham
Coulthoff, Paul Ryan, John Grillo, Tim McInnerny, Adjua
Andoh, Peter Jeffrey, Tina Gray, Terry Pearson, David
Holt, Brett Usher, Kim Wall, Teresa Gallaher, Joyce Gibbs,
Pat Quail
Dramatised and directed by Nigel Bryant
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Publ 1838
Broadcast
BBC Radio 7:
Omnibuses
11-Apr-2004 to
16-May-2004
30-Jan-2005 to
06-Mar-2005
Nicholas Nickleby Oliver Milburn, Richard Johnson, Anna Massey, Jenina
Duvitsky, Alex Jennings, Ken Campbell, Bruce Alexander,
Ioan Meredith, Maggie McCarthy, Raymond Picard, Sophie
Thompson, Tilly Gaunt, Gareth Cork, Nicola Ratcliff, David
Bamber, Hettie Baines, Becky Hindley, Tracy Wyles, Fiona
Clark, Jeremy Clyde, Jamie Bamber, Stephen Critchlow,
Ben Crowe
Dramatised by Mike Walker
Produced by Jeremy Mortimer and Marilyn Imrie
Omnibus editions
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Publ. 1840
BBC R4
25-Dec-1996 to
01-Jan-1997
The Old Curiosity Shop Tom Courtney, Denis Quilley, Michael Maloney, Theresa Gallagher
Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
Directed by Sue Wilson
cassette version
38:46, 36346, S
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Publ. 1840
BBC Radio 7:
16-Jan-2006 to
17-Feb-2006
The Old Curiosity Shop Alex Jennings, Emily Chenerey, Trevor Peacock, Phil
Daniels, Ben Crowe, Simon Donaldson, Daniel Bliss,
Alison Pettit, Marcia Warren, Luke Strane, Lindsey
Coulson, David Collings, Jeff Felix, Gerard McDermott,
Ewan Bailey, Paul Hilton, Julia Mackenzie, Anna
Massey, Adrian Scarborough, Nicola Hornet, Clive
Swift, Sandy Toksvig, Ian Masters, Lynne Christie,
Philip Joseph, Timothy Bateson, Richard Firth, Carla
Simpson, Emma Williams, Scott Brooksbank
Dramatised by Mike Walker
Produced by Jeremy Mortimer
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Publ. 1841
Broadcast
BBC Radio 7:
26-Oct-2005 to
28-Oct-2005
Barnaby Rudge Richard Pascoe, Norman Rodway, Ian Hogg, Richard
Derrington, Michael Sibberey, Janet Dale, Gareth Tudor
Price, Caroline Backhouse, Richard Pierce, John Hollis,
Cathy Sarah, Elizabeth Proud, Sue Wilson, Christopher
Scott, John Webb, Rob Swinton, Kim Durham, Terry
Malloy, Brian Miller
Music by Malcolm McKee
Dramatised by Elizabeth Proud
Directed by Sue Wilson
57:17, 53704, S
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Publ. 1841
Broadcast
BBC Radio 4
25-May-2014
01-Jun-2014
08-Jun-2014
Barnaby Rudge
  1. Captain Midnight
  2. The Maypole Falls
  3. A City in Flames
Iain Glen, Daniel Laurie, Joanna Horton, Heather Craney,
Tony Bell, Bryan Dick, Ron Cook, Amaka Okafor, David
Cann, Jaimi Barbakoff, John Mackay, Hubert Burton,
David Schofield, Matthew Watson, Ashley Kumar
Dramatised by Mike Walker
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer
56:05, 52473, S
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Publ. 1843
NBC
Dec-1937
A Christmas Carol [no credits]
40:02, 9386, M
Publ. 1843
BBC Home
25-Dec-1965
A Christmas Carol Ralph Richardson, Frederick Treves, Mary Wimbush, John
Ruddick, Ralph Truman, Wilfred Carter, Bruce Bebe, Sheila
Grant, Eric Anderson, Jo Manning-Wilson, Rosalind Shanks
Music by Christopher Wheeldon
Adapted and Produced by Charles LeFaux
60:52, 42798, M
Publ. 1843
CBC Radio
24-Dec-1975
A Christmas Carol Toronto Mayor David Crombie, Maple Leaf coach Red Kelly,
author Pierre Berton, cartoonist Ben Wicks, Judy LaMarsh,
announcer Alan McFee, newcaster Lloyd Robertson, and
radio personality Max Ferguson
adapted by Len Peterson
39:06, 36676, M
Publ. 1843
BBC WS
15-Aug-1984
A Christmas Carol Abridged and performed by Brian D. Barnes
Directed by Gordon House
57:55, 13580, m
Publ. 1843
BBC Radio 7:
25-Dec-2005
A Christmas Carol Michael Gough, Freddie Jones, Robert Edison, Elizabeth
Lindsay, Peter Woodthorpe, Anna Wing, Ronald Herdman,
Douglas Hodge, Petra Markham, Danny Schiller, Vivian
Pickles, Hugo Mendez, Timothy Bateson, Maxine
Audley, Joanna Myers, Andrew Wyncote, Terence
Edmund, Emma Gregory, Ian Lindsay, Timothy Carlton,
Danielle Allen, Henry Power, Louise Cannes, James
Holland, Miriam Arten, Marlene Gordon, Simon Dowe,
Music by Elizabeth Parker
Directed by Janet Whitaker
88:33, 83402, S
Publ. 1843
broadcast
70s or 80s

A Christmas Carol Roy Dotrice, Ronald Herdman, Michael McClain, Edward Kelsey,
Preston Lockwood, James Thomason, Timothy Bateson, John
Bull, Judy Bennett, Steven Pacey, Marie Hepworth, Rosemary
Butler, William Fox, Diana Olsen, Russell Lewis, Simon
Henderson, Benny Lee, Patricia Hayes
Orchestra conducted by David Francis
Adapted and Produced for Radio by Bobby Jaye
57:34, 53982, S
Publ. 1843
15-Dec-2008 to
26-Dec-2008
A Christmas Carol read by David Jason
Produced and abridged by Chris Wallis
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BBC R4
20-Dec-2014
A Christmas Carol Robert Powell, Sophie Thompson, Ron Cook, Tracy-Ann Oberman,
Patrick Brennan, Shaun Mason, Paul Heath, Hannah Genesius,
Bettrys Jones
Adapted by Neil Brand
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers
Conductor: Martin Andre
Producer: Ann McKay
77:54, 72872, S
Publ. 1843-1844
Broadcast
1987
BBC Radio 7:
18-Oct-2004 to
29-Oct-2004
Martin Chuzzlewit Christopher Benjamin, Angela Pleasance, Suzy Brown,
David Collings, Jonathan Curran, Patrick Trouten,
Valentine Pelker,  Xela Clarke, Jack May, Manning
Wilson, Douglas Livingstone, Richard Dunn, Jonathan
Tafler, Tessa Worseley, Avril Clarke, Elaine Claxton,
Paul Gregory, Stephen Huddersley, Pauline Letts,
Sheila Grant, Stephen Thorne, Bill Nighy, John
McAndrew, Struan Rodger, Deborah Makepeace,
Andrew Branch, Alan Dudley, Stuart Organ, Norman
Jones, David Goodman, Stephen Hattersley, Natasha
Pine, Gordon Reid, Edward de Suza, Patricia Hayes,
Bernard Brown, Tim Reynolds, Stephen Harrell, Jennifer
Pearcey, Kim Wall, Thelma Whiteley, Major Wylie,
Tom Wilkinson, Richard Burton, Patricia Hayes,
Christopher Benjamin, Eric Stovall, Sue Broomfield,
Rachel Gurney, David Sinclair, Robert Somers, John
McAndrew, Michael Graham Cox, Richard Durden
Narrated by Simon Goodell
Dramatized by Betty Davis
Directed by Jane Morgan
57:36, 54003, S
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Publ. 1844
BBC Radio 7:
31-Dec-2009
The Chimes Sean Chapman, Ron Cook, Luke Jardine, Paul Jesson,
Helen Longworth, Isobel Middleton, Nicholas Murchie,
Sean Murray, Martha Beynon-Gray
Dramatized by John Clifford
Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane
57:00, 53449, S
Publ. 1846
BBC Home Service
18-Oct-1959 to
29-Nov-1959
Dombey and Son
  1. Mr. Dombey's Dearest
    Wish is Fulfilled
  2. Captain Cuttle to
    the Rescue
  3. Dr. Blimber's Establishment
  4. The Midshipman Receives Company
  5. Edith
  6. Miss Nipper Speaks Out
  7. The Flight of Florence
  8. Conclusion
Ralph Truman, Judith Stott, Dera Cooper, Martin Starkie,
Ivan Samson, Norma Griffin, Mary O' Farrell, Elizabeth
Bradley, Frederick Treves, Phoebe Hodgson, Roger
Grainger, Carleton Hobbs, Marjorie Westbury, Vivienne
Chatterton, Paul Hansard, Robert Grant, Lionel Marson,
Hilda Schroder, Elizabeth London, Betty Hardy
Adapted by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Claire Chovil
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Publ. 1846
BBC R4
01-Sep-1996 to
06-Oct-1996
Dombey and Son
  1. A Funeral and a Christening
  2. Old Fashioned
  3. Father and Daughter
  4. The Wooden Midshipman
    Goes to Pieces
  5. The Thunderbolt
  6. The Fugitives
David Bannerman, Simon Russell Beale, Deborah Berlin,
Rowena Cooper, Avril Elgar, Peter Fison, Jess Gartland,
Ian Hogg, Robert Lang, Douglas Livingstone, Anna Lukis,
Nichola McAuliffe, Alexander Massey, Edward Michie,
Angela Pleasence, Alison Reid, Mark Straker, Stephen
Thorne, Brett Usher, Samuel West, Max Westwell,
Rowan Westwell, Jane Whittenshaw, Lucy Whybrow
dramatised by Michael Bakewell
Directed by Jane Morgan
57:18, 53733, S
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Publ. 1846
19-Nov-2007 to
14-Dec-2007 
Dombey and Son Alex Jennings, Robert Glenister, Abigail Hollick, Eliza
Darby, Jacob Theato, Adrian Lukis, Trevor Peacock,
Geraldine James, Robin Soans, Flaminia Cinque, Karl
Johnson, Pam Ferris, Nadine Marshall, Joseph Arkley,
Jordan Clarke, Sam Pamphilon, Ben Crowe, Peter
Marinker, Simon Treves, Alex Lanipekun, Lloyd
Thomas, Helen Schlesinger, Nicky Henson, Fenella
Fielding, Claire Rushbrooke, Bertie Carvel, Katy
Cavanaugh, Judith Jones
Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen
adapted by Mike Walker
Directors Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer
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Publ 1848
BBC Radio 7:
26-Dec-2005
The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain John Moffat, Michael Tudor Barnes, Dilys Lea, Ronald
Herdman, Godfrey Kenton, Timothy Carlton, Timothy
Bateson, Maxine Audley, Stuart Heath, Winston Ead,
Ricky Belsham, Andrew Wyncote
Dramatized by Jill Brooke
Produced by Glyn Dearman
Directed by Kay Patrick
44:23, 83251, S
Publ. 1849
Broadcast
BBC Radio 7:
14-Aug-2004 to
16-Oct-2004
David Copperfield
  1. I Fall into Disgrace
  2. I Begin Life on My Own Account
  3. Betsy Trotwood
  4. The Question of My Future
  5. Good and Bad Angels
  6. The Beginning of a Long Journey
  7. Wickfield and Heep
  8. Mischief
  9. My Beloved Dora
  10. I Have Loved You All My Life
Gary Cady, Miriam Margoyles, Susan Sheridan, John Moffat,
Oriol Smith, Nicholas Gatt, Maggie McCarthy, David Buck,
Timothy Spall, Mary Wimbush, Andrew Wyncot, Sebastian
Brennan, Joanna Myers, Terence Edmond, Timothy Carlton,
Nigel Carrington, Charles Millen, Albert Atkinson, Ronald
Herdman, Fraser Kerr, Neil Roberts, Richard Pearce, Peter
Penry Jones, Harold Innocent, Sheila Hancock, Peter Tottenham,
Anne Windsor, Siriol Jenkins, David Bannerman, Ruby Carlton,
Eric Allen, David Bamber, Phil Daniels, Maria Charles, Jane
Whittenshaw, Timothy Bateson, James Green, Alice Arnold,
Irene Sutcliffe, Jenny Howe, Adjoa Andoh, Norman Jones, Maria
Miles, Pauline Letts, Clarence Smith, Alan Barker, Una Beeson,
Betty Davis, Petra Markham, David Burke
Dramatized by Betty Davis
Produced by Marilyn Imrie
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Publ. 1849
R4:
05-Dec-2005 to
30-Dec-2005
David Copperfield Robert Glenister, Steven Williams, Deborah Findlay, Colleen
Prendergast, Susan Jameson, Wayne Foskett, Lulu Popplewell,
Harry Myers, Gerard McDermott, Amy Marston, Paul Ritter,
Geoffrey Streatfield, Paul Bradley, Richard Firth, Alison Pettit,
Daniel Anthony, Michael Legge, Geoffrey Whitehead, Emily
Wachter, Shaun Dingwall, Diana Quick, Eve Best, Paul Bradley,
Flaminia Cinque, Adrian Scarborough, Nicholas Le Provost,
Carl Prekopp, Joanne Froggatt, Alex Tregear, Selina Griffiths
Dramatisation by Mike Walker
Directors Mary Peate and Jeremy Mortimer
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BBC R4
07-Feb-1982 to
28-Mar-1982
Bleak House Simon Cadell, Brenda Blethyn, Michael Bryant, Andrew Seear,
Maggie Wilkinson, Sara Kestelman, Jack May, Robert Lang,
Sylvia Coleridge, John Hollis, Bill Nighy, Philip Voss, David
Collings, Suzanne Burden, Anne Carroll, Margot Boyd, Andrew
Secombe, Nika Burns, Lockwood West, Michael Tudor Barnes,
Steve Hodson, John Livesey, Alan Dudley, Stephen Thorne,
Stella Forge, Theresa Streatfield, Jill Lidstone, Leslie Sands,
Danny Webb, Adam Bareham, Hugh Dickson, Angela Pleasance,
Toby Hayles, Theresa Streatfield, Michael McStay, Di
Langford, Rosalind Adams, Douglas Livingstone, Patrick
Troughton, Michael Graham Cox, John Warner, Miriam
Raymond, Margaret John, Katherine Parr, Wendy Murray,
David Gooderson, Pauline Letts, David McAlistair,  Nicholas
Courtenay, Stephen Garlick, Patience Tomlinson, Gladys
Spencer

Pianist: Mary Nash
Dramatised by Betty Davies
Directed by Jane Morgan
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#5 missing first
12 minutes or so
Publ. 1852
Broadcast
29-Nov-1998 to
27-Dec-1997
BBC Radio 7:
10-Jul-2004 to
07-Aug-2004
Bleak House Claire Price, Michael Kitchen, John Shrapnel, Jean Marsh,
Anton Lesser, Honeysuckle Weeks, Robert Portal, Rob
Jarvis, Daisy Beaumont, Michael Atwell, Ellie Haddington,
Michael Fenton Stevens, Jonathan Oliver, Greg Hicks,
Hugh Terry, Suzanne Rainforth, Del Sinnett, Tamara
King, Brendan O’Hay, Danny Waters, Eric Kaylor, Eamon
Bowland, Roger Frost, Charlie Hayes
Score by Sasha Pupman
Dramatized and directed by John Dryden
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Publ. 1854
BBC WS
14-Nov-1998 to
05-Dec-1998
Hard Times
Tom Baker, John Woodvine, Anna Massey, Jean Boht, Owen
Teal,
Richard Griffiths, Deborah Berlin, Sarah Jane Holm,
Julia Ford, Rpbert Harper, Charles Simpson, Frances Jeater,
David Holt, Steve Hodson, Anthony House, Geoffrey
Whitehead, Rachel Atkins
Music by Colin Sell
Dramatised by Nick McCarty
Directed by Andy Jordan
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Publ. 1854
BBC R4
02-Nov-2003 to
23-Nov-2003
BBC R7
Hard Times Kenneth Cranham, Philip Jackson, Eleanor Bron, Thelma
Barlow, Marcia Warren, Derek Waring, Becky Hindley, Alan
Williams, Frances Jeater, Helen Longworth, Nick Rout,
Stephanie Wilson, Stephen Critchlow, Chris Moran, Jaime
Barbikoff, Ioan Meredith, Declan Wilson, Alex Slater, Gregg
Prentiss, Zumea Kent, Richard Firth, Lydia Tuckey, Ben
Crowe, Damian Lynch
Music by Nina Perry
Adapted by Doug Lucie
Directed by Janet Whitaker

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Publ. 1855
BBC Radio 7:
01-Nov-2003 to
29-Nov-2003
Little Dorrit Ian McKellan, Julian Wadham, Margaret Tyzack, John
Wood, Jasmine Hyde, Sophie Thompson, Indira
Varma, Peter Tottenham, Jenny Stoller, Kenny Blythe,
Helen Ayres, Philip Joseph, Ioan Meredith, Gordon
Reed, Jonathan Keeble, Ben Crowe, Clare Corbett,
Kenneth Cranham,
Adapted by Doug Lucie
Directed by Janet Whitaker
57:01, 53468, S
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Publ. 1859
Broadcast
BBC Radio 7:
10-Apr-2004 to
22-May-2004
A Tale of Two Cities Richard Pascoe, Maurice Denham, Charlotte Attenborough,
Barbara Leigh Hunt, John Hollis, John Bull, Margaret Robertson,
Michael Graham Cox, Dominic Richards, Nicholas Courtney,
John Moffat, Richard Pierce, Richard Tate, Charles Dance,
James Grout, Godfrey Kenton, John Dutine, Eva Stuart, Ian
Michie, Jo Kendall, Ken Cumberledge, Ian Target, Peter Crays,
Geoffrey Whitehead, John Warner, Aubrey Woods, Rebecca
Jones, Christopher Goode, Michael Robertson, Sheila Grant,
David March, Philip Sully, Lesley Mills, Brian Saunders, Susan
Sheridan, Jonathan Tafler, Helena Breck
Adapted by Nick McCarty
Music by Wilfredo Acosta
Directed by Ian Cottrell
56:34, 53036, S
56:48, 53260, S
56:49, 53272, S
56:42, 53164, S
56:32, 53010, S
56:52, 53320, S
57:14, 53658, S
Publ. 1859
26-Dec-2011 to
30-Dec-2011
A Tale of Two Cities
  1. Recalled to Life
  2. The Old Order
  3. Two Promises
  4. The Grindstone
  5. The Substance and the Shadow
Robert Lindsay, Jonathan Coy, Alison Steadman, Lydia Wilson,
Karl Johnson, Andrew Scott, James Lailey, Tracy Wiles,
Simon Bubb, Carl Prekopp, Rikki Lawton, Adam Billington,
Christopher Webster, Paul Ready, Clive Merrison, Gerard
McDermott, Adjoa Andoh, Daniel Cooper, Paul Moriarty,
Alex Rivers
Music by Lennert Busch
Dramatised by Mike Walker
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer
43:59, 41159, S
43:50, 41009, S
43:58, 41136, S
43:57, 41129, S
43:57, 41127, S
Publ. 1859
ABC RN:
03-Dec-2012 to
21-Dec-2012
A Tale of Two Cities Reader Patrick Dickson
Producer Anne Wynter
14:39, 13722, S
14:36, 13663, S
14:35, 20493, S
14:39, 20579, S
14:40, 13738, S
14:40, 13722, S
14:42, 13762, S
14:40, 13728, S
14:37, 13691, S
14:38, 13709, S
14:42, 13765, S
14:39, 13713, S
14:42, 13762, S
14:44, 13789, S
14:39, 13718, S
BBC R4
06-Oct-1991 to
22-Dec-1991
Great Expectations Douglas Hodge, Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Redman, Jim
Carter, Maggie Steed, John Shrapnel, Timothy Bateson,
James Simmons, Robert Lang, Norman Jones, Michael Turner,
Emma Gregory, Alan Barker, Brian Hewlett, Gary King,
Polly Maberly, Stephen Garlick, Ronald Herdman
Music composed by Malcolm Clarke
Dramatised by Ray Jenkins
directed by Sally Avens

In 1994, this was rebroadcast as six one-hour episodes.
The original version is cataloged here.
28:31, 26742, S
29:45, 27909, S
29:41, 27845, S
29:31, 27677, S
27:49, 26096, S
29:38, 27794, S
28:54, 27113, S
29:44, 27892, S
29:43, 27879, S
29:34, 27729, S
29:00, 27207, S
29:42, 27851, S
Publ. 1860
29-Jul-2006 to
13-Aug-2006
Great Expectations Oliver Milburn, Angus Imrie, Jim Carter, Pam Ferris,
Robin Weaver, Ken Campbell, Janet Suzman, Ellie
Beaven, Milo Clare, Roger Allam, Christopher Benjamin,
Ben Crowe, Harry Myers, Anna Maxwell Martin,
Adrian Scarborough, Stephen Critchlow, David Thorpe,
Sam Beazley, Maggie McCarthy
adapted in three parts by Martyn Wade
Music by Harvey Brough; producer/director Marilyn Imrie
56:54, 53350, S
56:56, 53387, S
57:00, 53453, S
Publ. 1860
ABC RN
06-Feb-2012 to
02-Mar-2012
Great Expectations
Abridger Lance Richardson
Reader Yalin Ozucelik
Producer Anne Wynter
14:25, 13529, S
14:38, 13705, S
14:39, 13715, S
14:41, 13754, S
14:35, 13654, S
14:32, 13601, S
14:36, 13668, S
14:36, 13678, S
14:38, 13708, S
14:41, 13743, S
14:37, 13679, S
14:32, 13606, S
14:38, 13703, S
14:39, 13718, S
14:33, 13626, S
14:36, 13672, S
14:37, 13685, S
14:39, 13710, S
14:39, 13716, S
14:43, 13784, S
Publ. 1863
07-Oct-2007 to
21-Oct-2007
Mrs Lirriper Julia McKenzie, John Fortune, Jordan Clarke, Alison
Skilbeck, Gus Brown, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Matthew
Lloyd Davies, Helen Jenkinson, Caroline John, Michael N
Harbour, Anthony Glennon, Victoria Woodward
dramatized and directed by Ellen Dryden
57:53, 54278, S
57:51, 54238, S
57:52, 54263, S
Publ. 1864
BBC Radio 7:
21-Jun-2003 to
20-Jul-2003
Our Mutual Friend Michael Kitchen, Janet Moore, Robert Lang, Henry Stamper,
Michael Jenner, Michael Graham Cox, Megs Jenkins, Douglas
Livingstone, Pippa Guard, Hugh Dickson, Avril Elgar, Moira
Lesley, Michael Cochrane, Steve Hodson, Geoffrey Collins,
Jane Wenham, Jack May, Nerissa Knight, Cecile Chevreau,
Timothy Bateson, Stephen Thorne, Margot Boyd, William
Eadle, Clive Panto, Mark Ralston, Mark Straker, John
Strickland, Brett Usher, Maggie McCarthy, William Hope,
Penelope Freeman, Colin Starkey, Angela Pleasance, Tom
Wilkinson, Theresa Streatfield, Pauline Letts, Peter Aker, Eva
Griffiths, Helen Atkinson Wood, Daniel Thomason, Cyril
Shapps, Bill Nye, Anthony Hall, Carol Boyd, Michael Lamsden,
Michael Bilton, David Sinclair, Helena Breck
Narrated by Simon Caddell
Dramatized by Betty Davis
Directed by Jane Morgan
55:05, 51562, S
55:20, 51885, S
55:30, 52036, S
55:03, 51617, S
55:19, 51874, S
55:04, 51633, S
55:26, 51980, S
55:24, 51949, S
55:24, 51942, S
55:40, 52204, S
Publ. 1864
09-Nov-2009 to
04-Dec-2009
Our Mutual Friend Alex Jennings, Daisy Haggard, Lizzy Watts, Carl Prekopp,
Patrick Kennedy, Matt Addis, Jason Watkins, Pauline Quirke,
Philip Fox, Annabelle Dowler, Adam Arnold, Malcolm Tierney,
Lee Ross, Stephen Hogan, Jamie Foreman, Paul Rider,
Janice Acquah, Lynn Farleigh, Benjamin Askew, Neil Stuke,
Nicola Miles Wildin, Jonathan Tafler
Adaptation by Mike Walker
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer
13:43, 12865, S
13:49, 12954, S
13:40, 12817, S
13:45, 12898, S
14:10, 13286, S
13:48, 12945, S
13:45, 12901, S
13:45, 12902, S
13:50, 12980, S
14:32, 13631, S
13:49, 12954, S
13:47, 12924, S
13:46, 12914, S
13:46, 12909, S
14:32, 13638, S
13:49, 12954, S
13:44, 12876, S
13:44, 12876, S
13:49, 12954, S
14:12, 13329, S
CBC
01-Aug-1968
The Signalman Henry Kulmer, William Osler, Lynn Morris
adapted by George Selverson
produced and directed by Gene Bartell
29:05, 10227, M
Publ. 1866
BBC Radio 7
20-Dec-2009
The Signalman read and abridged by Emyln Williams 14:14, 13355, S
Publ. 1868
BBC R4
01-May-2003
George Silverman's Explanation
Paul Scofield, David Warner, Gemma Jones, Alan Cox, Arran
Johnson, John Tams, John Normington, Katherine Heath,
Guy Lancaster
Adapted by Michael Eaton
Music by John Tams
Produced by Nicholas Newton
Directed by Sebastian Graham Jones
44:02, 41294, S
Publ. 1870
Broadcast
BBC Radio 7:
17-Jan-2005 to
21-Jan-2005
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  1. Orphans
  2. A Disappearance
  3. An Arrival
  4. A Performance
  5. Redress
Ian Holm, Mark Paynton, Gareth Thomas, Moira Lesley, Simon
Treves, Helena Breck, John Gabriel, Mary Wimbush, Margaret
Courtney, Timothy Bateson, Gordon Gostello, Susan Sheridan, David
King, Hilda Kreisman, David Goodge, Marcia King, John Sampson,
Anna Cropper, John Moffat, Gareth Thomas, Michael Cochrane,
Margot Boyd, Vincent Brimble, Madeline Smith, Burt Kwok, Noriko
Aida, Jo Kendall, Michael Graham Cox
Completed by Leon Garfield
Dramatized by David Buck
Directed by Gordon House
57:34, 53975, S
57:13, 53652, S
56:54, 53351, S
57:10, 53597, S
57:07, 53560, S

Collaborative Works
Date Title Cast Parameters
Publ. 1857
13-Mar-2006
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
(with Wilkie Collins)
  • [A Ghost in] The Bride's Chamber
    by Charles Dickens
Alan Cox, Gawn Grainger, John Tams, Sebastian
Graham-Jones, Jack Shepherd, Lynn Farleigh,
Lucy Davenport
Adapted for radio by Michael Eaton
Producer Nicholas Newton
Director Sebastian Graham-Jones
44:13, 41458, S
Publ. 1858
11-Dec-2006 to
15-Dec-2006
A House to Let
(with Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskill,
and Adelaide Proctor)
Marcia Warren, Alec McCowen, Brian Croucher, Sam Dale,
Miranda Keeling, Tracy Wiles, Stephen Critchlow, Bethan
Walker, Salkat Ahamed, Marlene Sidaway, Mark Straker,
Warwick Davis, Paul Richard Biggin, Alex Miller
dramatised by Martyn Wade
Producer/director Ned Chaillet
14:05, 13211, S
13:57, 13084, S
14:05, 13218, S
14:16, 13387, S
13:54, 13033, S

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date Title Cast Parameters
Broadcast
21-Dec-1991
BBC Radio 7:
12-Dec-2004
Dickens’ Women Miriam Margolyes
Pianist Michael Haslett
Directed by Sonya Fraser (stage), Enyd Williams (radio)
87:19, 81874, S
02-Aug-2005 Darcus and Dickens Exploring Great Expectations in modern situations
Darcus Howe
Produced by Virginia Crumpton
28:08, 26385, S
29-Dec-2011 The Tale of A Tale of Two Cities Frances Fyfield
Producer: Tom Alban
27:51, 26060, S
19-Jan-2012 The Mystery of The Mystery of Edwin Drood Jenny Hartley, Frances Fyfield
Producer: Tom Alban
27:48, 26022, S
R4X
10-Jun-2012
Dickens on Location
narrated by Gerard McDermott
produced by Ben Motley
28:05, 26338, S