Charles Dickens: The BBC Radio Drama Collection: Volume Two

  • by Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by Alex Jennings, Robert Glenister, Simon Cadell
  • 17 hrs and 5 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Powerful full-cast radio dramatisations of three of Charles Dickens' most famous novels.
Barnaby Rudge, set against the background of the anti-Catholic riots of the 1780s, follows the plight of young Barnaby and his widowed mother.
Martin Chuzzlewit is a darkly comic masterpiece in which a disinherited Martin sets sail for America to seek his fortune.
Dombey and Son examines a rich city merchant and his troubled relationships at home.
With a cast including Alex Jennings, Robert Glenister, Pam Ferris, Simon Cadell, Patrick Troughton, David Collings, Christopher Benjamin and Patricia Hayes, these BBC radio adaptations bring out all the humour, romance, pathos and tragedy of Dickens' classic masterpieces.

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Not quite as listenable as Volume 1.

Barnaby Rudge is the weak link in my view. The other two are well performed and make for enchanting listening.
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- david morris

Perfect Productions

If you like a good old Dickens novel then these Charles Dickens full cast productions will thrill you.

First rate acting make these a joy to listen to especially perfect for the early dark nights running up to Christmas.

Each wonky Dickens character comes to life as the sounds of the Victorian Dickens era draws you in so that you feel you are back in time living the lives the great master intended.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2016
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd.