Charles Dickens – David Copperfield
Charles Dickens classic tale is one of his best-loved, and one which the author himself referred to as a ‘favourite child’. It follows the journey of David Copperfield from childhood to adulthood, and is filled with memorable Dickens characters, including the unscrupulous Uriah Heep and David’s wicked stepfather Mr Murdstone.
Through young David’s eyes we see his life unfold - from hardship and tragedy to friendship and romance, and all the little moments in between. The story also gives us a fascinating glimpse into life and society in Victorian times, particularly focusing on the exploitation of the poor and the abuse of power by those with privilege. It is also broadly based on the experiences of Dickens’ own childhood, making it a must for any fan of his considerable body of work.
This BBC radio dramatization features a full cast of top actors including Miriam Margoyles, Timothy Spall and Sheila Hancock. With all the high production values and spirited voice performances that the BBC is renowned for, this new audio version of the David Copperfield story will draw you in from the outset, and fully immerse you in Dickens’ world like no other. Whether you’re familiar with the story or you’re coming new to it, you’re sure to be enthralled.