David Copperfield

A ten-part dramatisation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

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01I Fall Into Disgrace2006010620040814 (BBC7)
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The idyllic childhood of a young boy is shattered when his widowed mother remarries.

The idyllic childhood of a young boy is shattered when his widowed mother remarries. Stars Miriam Margolyes and John MoffatT.

The idyllic childhood of a young boy shattered when his widowed mother remarries.

Stars Miriam Margolyes and John Moffatt.

An idyllic childhood is shattered.

With Miriam Margolyes, John Moffatt and Timothy Spall.

Dickens dramatisation with Miriam Margolyes, John Moffatt and Timothy Spall.

02I Begin Life On My Own Account2006011320040821 (BBC7)
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The boy's new life at boarding school brings both friendship and hardship.

The boy's new life at boarding school brings both friendship and hardship. Stars Sheila Hancock, Timothy Spall and Gary Cady.

Stars Sheila Hancock, Timothy Spall and Gary Cady.

Boarding school brings both friendship and hardship.

With Sheila Hancock and Timothy Spall

Dickens dramatisation with Sheila Hancock, Timothy Spall and Gary Cady.

Young David has had reason to regret his mother's second marriage - his stepfather, Mr Murdstone, is cold and cruel.

Young David is sent away in disgrace to a boarding school in London.

Young David has reason to regret his mother's second marriage.

03Betsy Trotwood2006012020090107 (BBC7)
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The boy flees London in search of his only living relative.

The boy flees London in search of his only living relative. Stars Miriam Margolyes, David Bamber and Gary Cady.

Stars Miriam Margolyes, David Bamber and Gary Cady.

David runs away in search of his only living relative.

With Miriam Margolyes and Gary Cady

Dickens dramatisation with Miriam Margolyes, David Bamber and Gary Cady.

03Miss Betsy Trotwood2006012020040828 (BBC7)
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Following his mother's death, David is sent to work for Murdstone and Grinby.

He runs away to Dover to seek his aunt.

David's mother has died and he is despatched to London to work for Murdstone and Grinby.

04The Question Of My Future2006012720040904 (BBC7)
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David and Steerforth's trip to Yarmouth has unforeseen consequences.

David and Steerforth's trip to Yarmouth has unforeseen consequences. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Gary Cady and Timothy Spall.

Stars Miriam Margolyes, Gary Cady and Timothy Spall.

A trip to Yarmouth has unforeseen consequences.

With Miriam Margolyes and Timothy Spall.

Dickens dramatisation with Miriam Margolyes, Gary Cady and Timothy Spall.

David has found his Aunt Betsey and has been adopted by her and her protégé, Mr Dick.

David has found his Aunt Betsy and has been adopted by her and her protégé, Mr Dick.

05Good And Bad Angels2006020320040911 (BBC7)
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David falls in love, and questions his friendship with Steerforth.

David falls in love, and questions his friendship with Steerforth. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

Is Steerforth a true friend? Dickens dramatisation with Miriam Margolyes.

Is Steerforth a true friend? Dickens dramatisation with Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

David has met Steerforth in London, and taken him to Yarmouth, where he introduces him to little Emily.

David meets Steerforth in London and takes him to Yarmouth, where he introduces him to little Emily.

06The Beginning Of A Long Journey2006021020040918 (BBC7)
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Emily runs away with Steerforth - and David makes a proposal.

Emily runs away with Steerforth - and David makes a proposal. Stars Timothy Spall, Joanna Myers and Phil Daniels.

Stars Timothy Spall, Joanna Myers and Phil Daniels.

Emily runs away with the unreliable Steerforth.

With Timothy Spall and Phil Daniels.

Dickens dramatisation with Timothy Spall, Joanna Myers and Phil Daniels.

David has fallen in love with Dora Spenlow.

Uriah Heep confides in him that he loves Agnes Wickfield and hopes to marry her.

David has fallen in love with Dora Spenlow, and Uriah Heep confides in him that he hopes to marry Agnes Wickfield.

07Wickfield And Heep2006021720040925 (BBC7)
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David takes a job with his old headmaster - and Dora's feeling worried.

David takes a job with his old headmaster - and Dora's feeling worried. Stars Phil Daniels, Gary Cady and Joanna Myers.

Stars Phil Daniels, Gary Cady and Joanna Myers.

David takes a job with his old headmaster, Dr Strong.

Dickens dramatisation with Phil Daniels, Gary Cady and Joanna Myers.

With Phil Daniels and Gary Cady.

Emily has run away with Steerforth, David has become secretly engaged to Dora and Aunt Betsy has lost her fortune.

Emily's run away with Steerforth, David has become secretly engaged to Dora and Aunt Betsey's lost her fortune through ill-advised investment.

08Mischief2006022420041002 (BBC7)
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As Dora continues to struggle, David receives news about Emily.

As Dora continues to struggle, David receives news about Emily. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

Is Dora capable of being a poor man's wife? With Miriam Margolyes and Phil Daniels.

Is Dora capable of being a poor man's wife? Dickens dramatisation with Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Phil Daniels.

Uriah is a partner in Wickfield and Heep.

Dora now lives with two aunts who allow David to visit her.

Uriah is now a partner in Wickfield and Heep and has taken on a new clerk, Mr Micawber.

Dora now lives with two spinster aunts.

Uriah is now a partner in Wickfield and Heep.

Dora's father has died and she now lives with two spinster aunts.

09My Beloved Dora2006030320041009 (BBC7)
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Mr Micawber confides in David about Uriah Heep - and Dora's health causes concern.

Mr Micawber confides in David about Uriah Heep - and Dora's health causes concern. Stars Phil Daniels and Sheila Hancock.

Stars Phil Daniels and Sheila Hancock.

David and Dora have married, Emily has parted from Steerforth, and Mr Peggotty still searches for her.

David and Dora have married, Emily has parted from Steerforth, and Mr Peggotty is searching for her.

David and Dora have married.

Emily has left Steerforth.

Uriah Heep's villainy is finally uncovered.

With Phil Daniels.

Dickens dramatisation with Phil Daniels, Sheila Hancock and Miriam Margolyes.

10 LASTI Have Loved You All My Life2006031020041016 (BBC7)
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As tragedy strikes, David is forced to contemplate his future.

As tragedy strikes, David is forced to contemplate his future. Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Gary Cady.

Stars Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Gary Cady.

Dora has died and David contemplates his future.

With Miriam Margolyes and Gary Cady.

Dickens dramatisation with Miriam Margolyes, Sheila Hancock and Gary Cady.

Dora has died, Emily has been reunited with Mr Peggotty and Uriah's double-dealing has been discovered.

Dora has died and Emily has been reunited with Mr Peggotty.

Uriah's double dealing has been discovered.