The Old Curiosity Shop

Mike Walker's dramatisation of Charles Dickens's classic tale of Little Nell and her grandfather's struggle against the evil Quilp

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Deep in debt, Little Nell and her grandfather must flee the evil money-lender Quilp. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

Deep in debt, Little Nell and her grandfather must flee the evil money-lender Quilp.

Deep in debt, Little Nell and her grandfather must flea the evil money-lender Quilp.

Deep in debt, Little Nell and her grandfather must flea the evil money-lender Quilp. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

Charles Dickens' fourth novel tells the story of Little Nell, her grandfather and their flight from the evil money-lender Quilp.

  • Alex Jennings
  • Emily Chennery
  • Trevor Peacock
  • phil daniels

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    Evil money-lender Quilp discovers why Little Nell's grandfather is so badly in debt. Dickens dramatisation with Phil Daniels.

    Evil money-lender Quilp discovers why Little Nell's grandfather is so badly in debt.

    Quilp learns the truth about Nell's grandfather's nocturnal journeys.

    Bullying money-lender Quilp learns the truth about Nell's grandfather and why he is severely in debt. By Charles Dickens.

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    With no more loans, Little Nell's grandfather is agitated. But who betrayed him? Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    With no more loans, Little Nell's grandfather is agitated. But who betrayed him?

    With no more loans, Little Nell's grandfather is agitated.

    But who betrayed him?

    But who betrayed him? Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Could it have been Kit Nubbins who betrayed Nell's grandfather to Quilp?

    Who betrayed Nell's grandfather to Quilp?

    Who betrayed Nell's grandfather to Quilp? With no prospect of any more loans, Nell's grandfather becomes delirious.

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    With Kit banished from the shop, he must set about finding other employment. Dickens dramatisation with Emily Chennery.

    With Kit banished from the shop, he must set about finding other employment.

    Dickens dramatisation with Emily Chennery.

    Having been banished from the shop, Kit is seeking alternative employment.

    Kit has been well and truly banished from the curiosity shop, so he must set about finding other employment.

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    Little Nell is faced with the most important decision of her young life. Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings.

    Little Nell is faced with the most important decision of her life. With Alex Jennings.

    Little Nell is faced with the most important decision of her life.

    With Trevor Peacock.

    Little Nell is faced with the most important decision of her young life.

    Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Nell is faced with the most important decision of her young life.

    A dramatisation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

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    Avoiding Quilp, Little Nell and her Grandfather leave the shop and flee. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Avoiding Quilp, Little Nell and her Grandfather leave the shop and flee.

    Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Little Nell and her grandfather have stolen away from the shop and the clutches of the evil Quilp.

    Nell and her Grandfather have stolen away from the Old Curiosity Shop and Daniel Quilp, and set out on the road.

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    Kit arrives back in London, wondering where Little Nell and Grandfather have gone. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Kit arrives back in London, wondering where Little Nell and Grandfather have gone.

    Kit is looking for a new job and wondering where Nell and her grandfather have gone.

    Back in London, Kit Nubbins is looking for a new job, and wondering where Nell and Grandfather can have gone.

    Back in London, Kit Nubbins is looking for a new job, and is wondering where Nell and Grandfather can have gone.

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    Desperate to find Little Nell, Quilp turns to a friend of her brother. Dickens dramatisation with Phil Daniels.

    Desperate to find Little Nell, Quilp turns to a friend of her brother. With Phil Daniels.

    The unscrupulous Quilp will use anyone to help him find Little Nell and her grandfather.

    Quilp will use anyone who can help him find Little Nell, and he starts with Dick Swiveller, a friend of Nell's brother.

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    A weary Little Nell and her Grandfather find some welcome help on their travels. Dickens dramatisation with Julia Mckenzie.

    A weary Little Nell and her Grandfather find some welcome help on their travels.

    Dickens dramatisation with Julia Mckenzie.

    The constant travelling is wearing Little Nell and her grandfather out, but they find some help along the way.

    The constant travelling is wearing Nell and her Grandfather out, but they do find some help along the way.

    The constant travelling is exhausting Nell and her grandfather, but they do find help along the way.

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    Mrs Jarley keeps Little Nell and her Grandfather fully occupied. Dickens dramatisation with Julia Mckenzie.

    Mrs Jarley keeps Little Nell and her Grandfather fully occupied. With Julia Mckenzie.

    Mrs Jarley keeps Little Nell and her Grandfather fully occupied.

    With Julia Mckenzie.

    Dickens dramatisation with Julia Mckenzie.

    Little Nell and her grandfather meet Mrs Jarley, who thinks she can use a girl who can read and write.

    Nell and Grandfather have met Mrs Jarley, of the famous waxworks, who says she can make use of a girl who can read and write.

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    Driven to find shelter in a storm, Little Nell's grandfather returns to gambling. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Driven to find shelter in a storm, Little Nell's grandfather returns to gambling.

    Driven to find shelter in a storm, Nell's grandfather finds a place at the card table.

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    Lawyer Sampson Brass and his dragonish sister Sally are presented with a clerk. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Lawyer Sampson Brass and his dragonish sister Sally are presented with a clerk.

    Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Lawyer Sampson Brass and his draconian sister Sally are presented with a clerk.

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    Dick Swiveller gets to know a mysterious gentleman and eavesdrops on a conversation. Dickens dramatisation with Sandi Toksvig.

    Dick Swiveller gets to know a mysterious gentleman and eavesdrops on a conversation.

    Dick Swiveller gets to know the mysterious single gentleman and eavesdrops on a conversation.

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    Little Nell becomes confused as she tries to stop her grandfather's gambling. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Little Nell becomes confused as she tries to stop her grandfather's gambling.

    Nell eavesdrops on a terrifying scene.

    In Dickens' story, Nell eavesdrops on a terrifying scene as she continues to stop her grandfather from gambling.

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    The hunt continues to track down Little Nell and her grandfather. Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings.

    The hunt continues to track down Little Nell and her grandfather. With Alex Jennings.

    The hunt continues to track down Little Nell and her grandfather.

    With Alex Jennings.

    Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings.

    Kit takes Barbara and his mother to the theatre.

    Kit takes Barbara and his mother on an outing to the theatre.

    Meanwhile the hunt goes on to find Nell and her grandfather.

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    Mrs Nubbins and the mysterious gentleman try to find Nell and her grandfather. Dickens dramatisation with Lindsey Coulson.

    Mrs Nubbins and the mysterious gentleman try to find Nell and her grandfather.

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    A kindly soul takes pity on the desperate Little Nell and her grandfather. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    A kindly soul takes pity on the desperate Little Nell and her grandfather.

    Nell and her grandfather arrive at a huge industrial city, where a kind soul takes pity on them.

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    The evil money-lender Quilp is furious and wants Mrs Nubbins out of the way. Dickens dramatisation with Phil Daniels.

    The evil money-lender Quilp is furious and wants Mrs Nubbins out of the way.

    Little Nell and her grandfather. Evil money-lender Quilp wants Kit Nubbins out of the way.

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    As Little Nell recuperates, the kindly schoolmaster teaches her a lesson for life. Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings.

    As Little Nell recuperates, the kindly schoolmaster teaches her a lesson for life.

    Nell is recuperating but the schoolmaster reminds her she is young and must enjoy life.

    In a dramatisation of Dickens' story, Nell is recuperating but the schoolmaster reminds her she is young and must enjoy life.

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    With the help of Samson Brass, Quilp plots to get Kit Nubbins out of the way. Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings.

    With the help of Samson Brass, Quilp plots to get Kit Nubbins out of the way.

    With the help of Samson Brass, Quilp's plot to get Kit Nubbins out of the way comes to fruition.

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    Is Kit Nubbins a thief or a victim of evil Quilp's plotting? Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings and Daniel Bliss.

    Is Kit Nubbins a thief, or victim of Quilp's plotting? With Alex Jennings and Daniel Bliss

    Kit Nubbins - a thief or a victim of Quilp's plotting? With Alex Jennings and Daniel Bliss

    The story of Little Nell and her grandfather and their flight from the evil money-lender Quilp. Is Kit Nubbins a thief?

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    It's the day of Kit Nubbins' trial and there's bad news for Dick. Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings and Phil Daniels.

    It's the day of Kit Nubbins' trial and there's bad news for Dick. With Alex Jennings.

    It's the day of Kit Nubbins' trial and Dick succumbs to fever.

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    Dick suffers with his fever and Sally Brass is confronted. Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings and Sandi Toksvig.

    Dick suffers with his fever and Sally Brass is confronted. With Alex Jennings.

    Dick owes his life to the Marchioness.

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    Kit gets a surprise visit in prison, and there's news for Little Nell. Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings.

    Kit gets a surprise visit in prison, and there's news for Little Nell. With Alex Jennings.

    The single gentleman and Mr Garland have some good news for Kit in prison. With Alex Jennings, Emily Chennery

    The Single Gentleman and Mr Garland visit Kit in prison, and they have some good news.

    Dickens' tale about a lovable shopkeeper. The Single Gentleman and Mr Garland visit Kit in prison, and they have some good news.

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    Kit and the single gentleman reach their destination. Conclusion of the Dickens dramatisation with Alex Jennings.

    Kit and the single gentleman reach their destination. With Alex Jennings.

    Dickens' tale of a lovable shopkeeper. Kit and the Single Gentleman track Nell and Grandfather down, and Quilp goes on a journey.

    Kit and the Single Gentleman finally track Nell and Grandfather down, and Quilp goes on a journey.

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    Hear the first five episodes of this Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Another chance to hear the first five episodes of this Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

    Deep in debt, Little Nell and her grandfather must flea the evil money-lender Quilp.

    Deep in debt, Little Nell and her grandfather must flea the evil money-lender Quilp. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

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    Nell and her grandfather escape their money worries and head to the countryside.

    Nell and her grandfather escape their money worries and head to the countryside, while Quilp is left brooding. Dickens dramatisation with Trevor Peacock.

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    Dickens dramatisation continues with Trevor Peacock and Emily Chennery.

    Little Nell's grandfather returns to gambling and resorts to desperate measures.

    Little Nell's grandfather returns to gambling and resorts to desperate measures. Dickens dramatisation continues with Trevor Peacock and Emily Chennery.

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    Dickens dramatisation continues with Alex Jennings, Trevor Peacock and Emily Chennery.

    Mrs Nubbins and the mysterious gentleman try to find Nell and her grandfather.

    Mrs Nubbins and the mysterious gentleman try to find Nell and her grandfather. Dickens dramatisation continues with Alex Jennings, Trevor Peacock and Emily Chennery.

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    Dickens dramatisation concludes. With Alex Jennings and Daniel Bliss.

    Mrs Nubbins and the mysterious gentleman try to find Nell and her grandfather.

    Mrs Nubbins and the mysterious gentleman try to find Nell and her grandfather. Dickens's tale concludes with Lindsey Coulson.