3CD set includes: Peter Ackroyd's 'In Search of the Real Dickens' 'David Copperfield' with a star-studded cast including Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, Ian McKellen, Pauline Quirke etc.. 'A Christmas Carol' with Anton Lesser as Dickens Running time over 8 hours.DVD 1 Uncovering the Real Dickens
The great author's fascinating biography, presented by Peter Ackroyd, is an innovative mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction which vividly portrays his extraordinary life. Resembling the plot of one of his own novels, this lavish literary production sets out to blur the lines between Dickens fiction and his own life. The cast includes Anton Lesser, Prunella Scales and Timothy West (Running time: 176 minutes).DVD 2 David Copperfield
The classic 1999 BBC version of the most autobiographical of Dickens novels, starring Bob Hoskins, Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith, Ian McKellen, Zoe Wanamaker and Nicholas Lyndhurst. Three hours of classic BBC drama heaven (Running time: 186 minutes). DVD 3 A Christmas Carol
At his house, a group of friends and relatives listen to Dickens as he tells his Christmas story. Anton Lesser, as Dickens, brings this classic ghost story to life in a masterly and haunting way (Running time: 97 minutes).