Six new shows for 2024

Six new shows to look forward to in 2024

We pick six new shows coming in 2024 we think deserve your attention How to pick just six new shows to watch in 2024? Between terrestrial television and even some of the streamers, it’s not even one show each and whatever we pick will do a disservice to others. In the end we’ve chosen shows … >

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Charles Dickens’ The Chimes comes to Big Finish

Toby Jones leads The Chimes – Dickens’ lesser-known follow up to A Christmas Carol.  We’re all doubtless familiar with A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’ festive morality tale from 1843 of the hard-hearted Scrooge who’s encouraged to change his miserly ways after a series of spectral visitations. The author followed up with a second tale – … >

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Ncuti Gatwa

Ncuti Gatwa leads new Audible adaptation of David Copperfield

The Doctor Who star is cast alongside Theo James and Helena Bonham Carter.  Following his adaptation of Oliver Twist last year, Sam Mendes (Spectre) is reteaming with Audible to produce another Dickens’ classic. For his take on David Copperfield, Mendes has put together a starry line-up with Ncuti Gatwa in the title role. The cast … >

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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol – Colin Baker plays Scrooge for Christmas 2023

Charles Dickens’ classic tale of charity, forgiveness and redemption celebrates 180 years.  Last year, one of our highlights was catching Colin Baker on stage as Sherlock Holmes. In the company of fellow Doctor Who thespian Terry Molloy, he starred as the Great Detective in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Now, we’re pleased to see that … >

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Great Expectations - Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham

Great Expectations – First Look at Olivia Colman as Miss Havisham (updated)

The adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel comes from Peaky Blinders‘ Steven Knight.  Updated 07/02/23: The BBC have released the briefest of clips of Olivia Colman’s Miss Havisham. It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything about the upcoming BBC/FX adaptation of Great Expectations. The drama, with its impressive cast list (see below), will … >

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Christopher Eccleston to star in BBC Dickens family drama

Christopher Eccleston, who played the ninth Doctor in Doctor Who, is cast in the role of Fagin in Dodger, a new ten-part family adventure based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist. Eccleston’s ninth Doctor travelled back in time to meet Charles Dickens (Simon Callow) in the Series 1 Doctor Who episode The Unquiet Dead. … >

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‘Downton Abbey’ star to play Charles Dickens in new movie

Dan Stevens has signed up to portray author Charles Dickens. The Man Who Invented Christmas will be adapted for the screen by Mozart in the Jungle writer Susan Coyne from the book of the same name by Les Standiford, THR reports. The story follows Dickens during the six weeks in 1843 when he created his classic festive tale, … >

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