David Copperfield

Arts Channel – Saturdays from 19 April, 8.30pm

The story of David Copperfield, whom we follow from birth to manhood, is set to charm audiences in a new adaptation. With an all-star cast and the finest production values, David Copperfield follows the young hero as his experiences bring him into contact with an extraordinary range of sinister and benevolent characters. From Pegotty, the devoted servant of David’s poor mamma, to the sadistic Mr Murdstone, unctuous Uriah Heap and eternal optimist Mr Micawber, these are among Dickens’ most enduringly popular creations. The superb cast of this acclaimed 1999 production includes Daniel Radcliffe (David Copperfield as a child), Ciarin McMenamin (David Copperfield as an adult), Bob Hoskins (Mr Micawber), Pauline Quirke (Clara Peggotty), Nicholas Lyndhurst (Uriah Heep), Maggie Smith (Betsey Trotwood) and Ian McKellen (Creakle).