The Charles Dickens collection [videorecording].
London : BBC Worldwide, c2005.
12 videodiscs (1975 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Martin Chuzzlewit: Who will inherit the riches of wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit? The only person he trusts is his companion and nurse, the young orphan Mary Graham, but she is employed on the understanding that she will not inherit a penny. He has disinherited his grandson, Young Martin, suspicious of the motives of the young man's love for Mary. With such a fortune at stake, the rest of the family closes in like sharks. The obsequious Pecksniff, whit his daughters, Mercy and Charity, attempts to grovel into the old man's good graces, while the wicked Jonas will stop at nothing ... even murder.
David Copperfield: Set in 19th century England, this story follows young David Copperfield's difficult journey from boy to man.
Tale of two cities: Chronicles the French Revolution, the political turmoil and personal strife during France's darkest hour. Follow two friends, Charles Darney and Sydney Carton, and their unflinching courage and supreme sacrifice.
Great expectations: A vivid adaptation of Charles Dickens' powerful story of a young orphan boy who is released from his apprenticeship by a mysterious benefactor to be educated in London.
Our mutual friend: A tale of two turbulent love affairs plays out amidst a tangled web of wealth, corruption, passion and betrayal in 1860s London.
Pickwick papers: The ramblings, adventures and travels of the members of the Pickwick Club as they wander about the countryside, getting into trouble wherever possible.
Oliver Twist: Born into a miserable workhouse orphanage, Oliver eventually flees to London, where the cheerful Artful Dodger immediately befriends him and introduces him to the villainous Fagin and his gang of thieves. Temporarily rescued from the prospect of a life of crime by the kindly Mr. Brownlow, Oliver finds himself pursued by savage thief Bill Sikes and the enigmatic Monks.
Christmas carol: A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and present and also foretell his future.