David Copperfield (1986 TV serial)

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David Copperfield
David Copperfield 1986.jpg
Cover of the DVD
Directed byBarry Letts
Country of originUK
Original language(s)English
Original networkBBC
Original release1986 –

David Copperfield is a 10 episode BBC serial broadcast in 1986 and 1987 and based on the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. The series was written by James Andrew Hall and directed by Barry Letts. It was produced by Terrance Dicks.

The adaptation follows the story of David Copperfield as he grows up under the care of the cruel Murdstones after the death of his mother, escapes to the care of his aunt Betsey Trotwood and later travels to London where he meets the gentle Micawbers and the scheming Uriah Heep, and falls in love with and marries the spoilt Dora Spenlow.

The series was nominated for a BAFTA in the Children's Programme (Entertainment/Drama) 1986 category.[1]

Scenes from the series were filmed at Holme-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.[2]



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