David Copperfield

Format: DVD 2006
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A distinguished cast highlights this made-for-TV adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' best-loved novels. Young David Copperfield (Daniel Radcliffe) is loved by his mother Clara (Emilia Fox), but does not get along with his foul-tempered stepfather, Murdstone (Trevor Eve). After biting Murdstone during a fight, David is forced to attend a boarding school operated by the vicious and humorless Mr. Creakle (Ian McKellen). After Clara suddenly dies, David is sent to work; while his labors are tiring and poorly compensated, he finds a benefactor in the good-hearted Mr. Micawber (Bob Hoskins) and his wife (Imelda Staunton). However, Micawber does not manage money well, and winds up in a debtors prison. Left to his devices, David sets out to find one of his few surviving relatives, his eccentric Aunt Betsy (Maggie Smith). The years pass, and the grown-up David (Ciaran McMenamin) has struggled to build a better life for himself, with the help of Betsy's attorney, Mr. Wickfield. David also becomes friendly with Wickfield's daughter Agnes (Amanda Ryan), but he finds a nemesis in the lawyer's clerk Uriah Heep (Nicholas Lyndhurst). David also marries a simple woman named Dora (Joanna Page), but their union brings him little happiness. David Copperfield was a co-production of the BBC and WGBH Boston. It received its American premier on the acclaimed anthology series Masterpiece Theatre. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Series Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Subjects Orphans -- England -- Drama.
Young men -- England -- Drama.
Child labor -- England -- Drama.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Made-for-TV movies.
Film adaptations.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :BBC Video,2006
Edition Widescreen format.
Other Titles David Copperfield.
Contributors Lyndhurst, Nicholas.
Hoskins, Bob.
Smith, Maggie, 1934-
Hodges, Adrian, 1957-
Curtis, Simon, 1960-
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. David Copperfield.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
Participants/Performers Nicholas Lyndhurst, Bob Hoskins, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Zoe╠ł Wanamaker, Ian McKellen, Daniel Radcliffe.
Other Contributors Director of photography, Andy Collins ; editor, Philip Kloss ; composer, Rob Lane.
Language English
In English; closed-captioned.
Notes Based on the novel: David Copperfield / by Charles Dickens.
Originally produced for the television program Masterpiece theatre in 1999.
System Details DVD.
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 1419836412
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