‘Dickensian’ won’t be returning for Season 2

The BBC has confirmed that Dickensian has been axed after just one season. The 20-part period drama series launched last December, initially attracting over 5 million viewers. However, had halved by the show’s tenth episode. Created by Tony Jordan (Hustle), Dickensian was set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens’ critically acclaimed novels and cost an estimated £10m to make. > Buy Dickensian … >

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‘Dickensian’ Episode 20 review

Here we are at last. Dickensian Episode 20, finally. Sorry, I meant, finale. The finale. Ahem. There were times I thought we’d never get here. Even if you have enjoyed Every Single Episode of Tony Jordan’s cobble-stone uneven and overly long literary mash-up prequel, you have to admit it feels like it’s been on forever. … >

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‘Dickensian’ episode guide

Stephen Rea, Pauline Collins, Caroline Quentin and Peter Firth lead the cast of BBC One’s Dickensian. Created by Tony Jordan (Hustle), the 20-part drama series is set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens’ critically acclaimed novels. Dickensian brings together some of literature’s most iconic characters, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives … >

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‘Dickensian’ Episodes 16-17 review: The show lives up to its promise

Finally. Finally! After weeks of meandering storylines and terrible double entendres, Dickensian lives up to the promise of its beginnings, with two episodes that are entertaining, and both for different reasons. This is what the show should’ve been like all along. So while I usually lump both together in a review, it’s worth separating them … >

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‘Dickensian’ Episodes 14-15 review: We’ll get through this

It struck me, entering Hour Seven of Dickensian, and staring down the double-barrel of another of Mrs Bumble’s excruciating entendres (her Figgy Dowdy is ‘Extra moist’ this week), that this is a series which is a full four hours longer than BBC One’s War and Peace, and yet feels like it has half as much … >

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‘War and Peace’ episode guide

Mr Selfridge writer Andrew Davies has adapted Leo Tolstoy’s 1869 literary masterpiece War and Peace for BBC One. Directed by Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders), the six-part series stars Lily James (Downton Abbey) as Natasha Rostova, James Norton (Grantchester) as Prince Andrei Bolkonsky and Paul Dano (12 Years A Slave) as Pierre Bezukhov. The cast also includes … >

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‘War and Peace’ Episode 5 review: Natasha is broken

I shouldn’t like to have lived in the Russia of War and Peace, as pretty as it may have been. The consequences of Natasha’s momentary lapse of sanity have come to light: James Norton plays Andrei here with a stoicism so fragile you can see his brokenness leaking out through the fractures in it – … >

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Win BBC One’s ‘War and Peace’ on Blu-ray!

Andrew Davies’ new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday 8 February. Set in Russia, 1805 and starring Paul Dano (Love and Mercy), Lily James (Downtown Abbey) and James Norton (Happy Valley), the epic six-part series is also available to download and keep from BBCStore.com. > … >

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