Tuesday, December 24, 2013

David Copperfield

Daniel Radcliffe  ... David Copperfield (Young)

Ciaran McMenamin ... David Copperfield (Adult)

Emilia Fox ... Clara Copperfield

Maggie Smith ... Betsey Trotwood 

Trevor Eve ... Edward Murdstone

Zoe Wanamaker ,,, Jane Murdstone

Pauline Quirke ... Clara Peggotty

Michael Elphick ... Barkis

Alun Armstrong ... Dan Peggotty

James Thornton ... Ham Peggotty

Patsy Byrne ... Mrs Gummidge

Laura Harling ... Emily Peggotty (Young)

Aislin McGuckin ... Emily Peggotty (Adult)

Judy Cornwell ... Peggotty

Ian MdKellen ... Mr Creakle

Karl Johnson ... Tungay

Harry Lloyd ... James Steerforth (Young)

Oliver Milburn ... James Steerforth (Adult)

Cherie Lunghi ... Mrs Steerforth

Kenneth MacDnald ...  Littimer

Bob Hoskins  ...Wilkins Micawber

Imelda Staunton ... Mrs Micawber

Dawn French ... Mrs Crupp

Paul  Whitehouse ... the Pawnbroker

Ian McNeice ... Mr. Dick

James Grout ... Mr Spenlow

Joanna Page ... Dora Spenlow

Nicholas Lyndhurst ... Uriah Heep 

Thelma Barlow ... Mrs Heep

Oliver Ford Davies ... Mr Wickfield

Antonia Corrigan ... Agnes Wickfield (Young)

Morgane Slemp ... Clara (Young)

Amanda Ryan ... Agnes Wickfield (Adult)

Clare Holman ... Rosa Dartle

Tom Wilkinson ... Narrator (as old David)


  1. I'm not sure that I have three hours to spare today. I do find the BBC productions quite good most of the time.

    Merry Christmas, FT!

    Ignore any ill will directed toward you today. This is the Season of Goodwill!

    Grinches and naysayers reveal the ugliness of their own souls.

  2. Recently, a fellow blogger posted this gem:

    "He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."

    Isn't that the truth?

  3. Twas the month before Christmas
    When all through our land,
    Not a Christian was praying
    Nor taking a stand.
    Why the PC Police had taken away
    The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
    The children were told by their schools not to sing
    About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
    It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
    December 25th is just a ' Holiday'.
    Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
    Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
    CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-Pod
    Something was changing, something quite odd!
    Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
    In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
    As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
    At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
    At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
    You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
    Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
    Are words that were used to intimidate me.
    Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
    On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
    At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
    To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
    And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
    Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
    The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
    The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
    So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
    Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
    Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
    not Happy Holiday!
    Please, all Christians join together and
    wish everyone you meet
    Christ is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!

  4. You should have posted that YESTERDAY, 007, under Pa Grouch, but it's good satire, so we'll enjoy it here, even if it has nothing to do with David Copperfield.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours, 007, whoever you are!

  5. Good morning, AOW! I didn't really expect many would watch all of this version of David Copperfield today, but here's how I look at this blog:

    Whatever is posted here will remain "An Available Resource" as long as "The AUthorities" allow it, SO you -- and anyone else who has an interest -- may come back and enjoy any and all of these "offerings" in whole or in part at any time.

    I often revisit items I find particularly nourishing to the spirit here and elsewhere.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too, AOW, and to Mr. AOW too, of course.

    I hope you both have a fine time and can manage to stay our of trouble. ;-)

  6. Merry Christmas, FT! Best wishes for a peaceful and soul-nurturing holiday.



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