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Romance, scandal and intrigue

The stunning backdrop of Victorian London is brought to life by a stellar cast including Stephen Rea, Pauline Collins, Caroline Quentin and Peter Firth. With a wealth of back stories inspired by the novels, Dickensian is period drama with fast-paced storylines and surprising twists and turns.

Free from the straightjacket of adaptation, Dickensian takes familiar characters on new journeys. Discover the events that lead up to Miss Havisham's wedding day, the sacrifices made by a young Lady Dedlock and find out what happens to ruthless moneylender Jacob Marley.

You don't need to know Dickens' novels to fall in love with these stories - packed with romance, scandal and intrigue they deliver a rollercoaster ride of twists and turns to surprise and delight viewers right up to the final episode.

Facts

There are over 500 costumes used in Dickensian

The main street was constructed over a period of five months by over 50 full time craftsmen and a countless number of subcontractors and support industries.

Around 50 top hats were used in the show

At least 50% of the books in Jaggers & Tulkinghorn’s are fake books made by a specialist British company.

Dickensian has a fully functional pub set at one end of the street and a 16 column colonnade, church and law courts at the other.

Next on...

Episode 1, Series 1

Friday February 24 at 2:45pm

Recently bereaved Amelia and Arthur Havisham meet for the reading of their father's will.

Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday February 25 at 6:30am

Recently bereaved Amelia and Arthur Havisham meet for the reading of their father's will.

Episode 2, Series 1

Monday February 27 at 2:40pm

Amelia Havisham's mysterious rescuer Compeyson makes another appearance at Satis house.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday February 28 at 5:55am

Amelia Havisham's mysterious rescuer Compeyson makes another appearance at Satis house.

Episode 3, Series 1

Tuesday February 28 at 2:45pm

It's the day of Marley's funeral and Bucket continues his inquiries by questioning Nancy.

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