Sketches By Boz

Episodes

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0101The Tuggses At Ramsgate1998090120000906
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It seems that money cannot buy you love in the first of five comic stories from the pen of Charles Dickens.

With Nicholas Farrell as the voice of Boz.

With Christopher Hancock, Frances Jeater and Colleen Prendergast.

Director Sally Avens.

1: `The Tuggses at Ramsgate'.

It seems that money can't buy you love.

Starring Nicholas Farrell and Christopher Hancock.

It seems that money cannot buy you love.

A comic story starring Nicholas Farrell, Christopher Hancock and Frances Jeater.

It seems that money can't buy you love. Starring Nicholas Farrell and Christopher Hancock.

It seems that money cannot buy you love. A comic story starring Nicholas Farrell, Christopher Hancock and Frances Jeater.

0102The Bloomsbury Christening1998090820000913
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`The Bloomsbury Christening'.

In the second of Charles Dickens's five comic tales, the arrival of a bouncing baby boy is good news indeed - unless you are the miserable Nicodemus Dumps.

With Nicholas Farrell, Geoffrey Whitehead and Charlie Simpson.

Director Sally Avens

The arrival of a baby boy is good news - but not for miserable bachelor Nicodemus Dumps.

The arrival of a bouncing boy is good news indeed - but not for miserable bachelor Nicodemus Dumps.

Stars Nicholas Farrell.

The arrival of a bouncing boy is good news indeed, but not for miserable bachelor Nicodemus Dumps. Stars Nicholas Farrell.

0103The Great Winglebury Duel1998091520100320 (BBC7)
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`The Great Winglebury Duel'.

In the third of Charles Dickens's five comic tales, Mr Alexander Trott finds it possible to become bethrothed in the most trying of circumstances.

With Nicholas Farrell, Peter Gunn, and Julia Deakin.

Director Sally Avens

Alexander Trott finds it's possible to become betrothed in very trying circumstances.

Stars Nicholas Farrell and Peter Gunn.

Alexander Trott finds it is possible to become betrothed in very trying circumstances.

Alexander Trott finds it is possible to become betrothed in very trying circumstances. Stars Nicholas Farrell and Peter Gunn.

0104The Private Theatricals Of Mrs Joseph Porter1998092220000920
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20160704 (BBC7)

The British love for amateur dramatics takes over a household with farcical results.

Stars Nicholas Farrell and David Antrobus.

`The Private Theatricals of Mrs Joseph Porter'.

In the fourth of Charles Dickens's five comic tales, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt, the British love for amateur dramatics takes over a household - with farcical results.

With Nicholas Farrell, Geoffrey Whitehead, Frances Jeater and David Antrobus.

Director Sally Avens.

Another comic tale by Charles Dickens.

The British love for amateur dramatics takes over a household, with farcial results.

With Nicholas Farrell, Geoffrey Whitehead and Frances Jeater

The British love for amateur dramatics takes over a household with farcical results. Stars Nicholas Farrell and David Antrobus.

0105 LASTMr Watkins Tottle1998092920000927
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`Mr Watkins Tottle'.

In the last of Charles Dickens's five comic tales, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt, all Mr Tottle wants is to enter the blessed state of matrimony - but the course of true love never did run smooth.

With Nicholas Farrell, David Collings and John Hartley.

Director Sally Avens.

Charles Dickens's comic tales, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

All Mr Tottle wants is to enter the blessed state of matrimony - but the course of true love never did run smooth.

A shy, middle-aged bachelor meets the woman of his dreams - can there be a happy ending?

When a shy, middle-aged bachelor meets the woman of his dreams, can there really be a happy ending? Stars David Collings.

0201Love And Oysters1999070520100410 (BBC7)
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`Love and Oysters'.

By Charles Dickens, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

In a five-part series of comic stories about London life, David Calder stars as John Dounce, whose orderly life is disrupted on acquaintance with an oyster.

With Nicholas Farrell and Samantha Spiro.

Director Sally Avens

Meeting an oyster seller sparks disruption for orderly John Dounce.

Stars David Calder.

Comic stories of London life.

0202The Steam Excursion1999071220100417 (BBC7)
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Five comic stories about London life by Charles Dickens, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

2: `The Steam Excursion'.

Mr Percy Noakes was a friend to all until the organisation of a river trip proved his undoing.

With Nicholas Farrell, Marston Bloom and Shirley Dixon.

Director Sally Avens

Mr Percy Noakes, a friend to all until he is undone by the organisation of a river trip.

Mr Percy Noakes was a friend to all - until the organisation of a river trip proves to be his undoing.

Stars Marston Bloom.

0203Sentiment1999071920100424 (BBC7)
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Five comic stories about London life by Charles Dickens, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

3: `Sentiment'.

The arrival of an MP's daughter at Miss Crumpton's finishing school seems a cause for celebration until a romantic attachment comes to light.

With Nicholas Farrell, Jane Booker and Patience Tomlinson.

Director Sally Avens

After an MP's daughter arrives at finishing school, a romantic attachment comes to light.

After an MP's daughter arrives at Miss Crumpton's finishing school, a romantic attachment comes to light.

Stars Jane Booker.

0204The Boarding House1999072620100501 (BBC7)
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Five comic stories about London life by Charles Dickens, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

4: `The Boarding House'.

Imelda Staunton stars as Mrs Tibbs, the owner of a most respectable boarding house, until the arrival of a mysterious new lodger.

With Nicholas Farrell, Annette Badland and Christopher Hancock.

Director Sally Avens

Mrs Tibbs owns a respectable establishment, until the arrival of a mysterious new lodger.

Mrs Tibbs owns a most respectable establishment, until the arrival of a mysterious new lodger.

Stars Imelda Staunton.

0205 LASTHoratio Sparkins1999080220100508 (BBC7)
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Five comic stories about London life by Charles Dickens, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt.

5: `Horatio Sparkins'.

The socially ambitious Maldertons are delighted when their unmarried daughter receives the attentions of the romantic Mr Sparkins.

But who exactly is he? With Nicholas Farrell, David Haig and Julian Rhind Tutt.

Director Sally Avens

The socially ambitious Maldertons are elated when a mystery suitor courts their daughter.

The socially ambitious Maldertons are delighted when a mystery suitor courts their unmarried daughter.

Stars David Haig.