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THE PICKWICK PAPERS by Charles Dickens

adapted for radio by Michael Eaton

adapted in four parts for The Classic Serial on BBC Radio 4, December 2004.

Samuel Pickwick and his friends set out on a journey to discover their world in Dickens’ comically tragic and profoundly daft tale of Innocence abroad. Tricked by conmen and traduced and imprisoned by lawyers, guileless Samuel’s faith in human nature is in tatters until it is salvaged by the street-kid philosopher, Sam Weller. So our buffoon becomes a hero and comes through everything that a murky world can throw at him with his innocence intact.

“Timothy Spall and Sue Johnston head a sparky and talented cast in this rumbustious adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale on an innocent abroad.” Daily Mail

“Funny, brisk and entertaining.” Sunday Times

“Timothy Spall and Sue Johnston head a fine cast in Michael Eaton’s lively adaptation of Charles Dickens’s picaresque first novel.” The Observer

CAST

Pickwick – TIMOTHY SPALL

Snodgrass & Male Worshipper & Sportsman – ROBERT PORTAL

Tupman & Dodson – TOBY JONES

Winkle & Fogg & Solitary Tenant – JOHN MCANDREW

Sam Weller & Rochester Coachman – BURN GORMAN

Jingle & Cricket Commentator – JASPER BRITTON

Job Trotter & Slurk & Groffin & Stage Man & Hostler & RSM – JOHN TAMS

Wardle & Gummer & Namby – GAWN GRAINGER

Stiggins & Stareleigh & Mr Leo Hunter & Chancery Prisoner – JACK SHEPHERD

Tony Weller – MICHAEL JAYSTON

Perker Cabman – PHILIP VOSS

Joe Slumkey – AARON JOHNSON

Buzfuz – GERARD MURPHY

Mr Nupkins & Jackson & Potts & Snubbins & Smangle & Coachman – PHILIP FOX

Mr Winkle Snr – PATRICK GODFREY

Bob Sawyer & Wicks & Zephyr – GUY LANKESTER

Ben Allen & Tom Roker & Officer Of The Court – JONATHAN KEEBLE

Tommy Bardell – JOSEPH GRIT

Mrs Bardell – SUE JOHNSTON

Old Mrs Wardle & Haggard Woman & Miss Tompkins & Miss Nupkins & Mrs Raddle & Landlady – ANGELA PLEASENCE

Emily – KATIE FOSTER-BARNES

Arabella – LUCY DAVENPORT

Mary & Little Girl & Maid & Barmaid – RHIANNON OLIVER

Mrs Cluppins & Cook – LYNN MILLER

Rachael & Headmistress & Mrs Nupkins – JULIE LEGRAND

Susan Weller & Mrs Leo Hunter & Sarah – LYNN FARLEIGH

COMPANY

Studio Manager – Mark Smith

Editor – David Thomas

Associate Producer – Lucy Mangan

Script Editor – Catherine Wearing

Music – John Tams

Director – Jane Morgan

Producer – Nicholas Newton

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