On this anniversary of his birth, check out two of his most famous works, "Oliver Twist" and "David Copperfield." They are both available to view on Viki in select countries in the South East Asia region! You might have read the books and heard the stories, but you've never seen Dickens come to life as they do in these BBC series. The language, costumes, cast and acting will take your breath away.
Oliver Twist, first published in 1838, shows the life of the homeless waif children that plagued London in Dickens' time. It tells the tale of the young orphan Oliver who lives a terrible life in a workhouse. He escapes and makes his way to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads a gang of child pickpockets. Follow Oliver through his journey through the criminal underworld of London in this stunning BBC show!
David Copperfield is said to be the most autobiographical story that Charles Dickens wrote! It tells the story of a boy, David Copperfield, who is born into a happy life with his loving mother, until she is remarried to the awful Edward Murdstone. David is soon sent off to boarding school where his life takes a turn for the even worse.
|Daniel Radcliffe as David Copperfield|
Check out this amazing, star-studded cast: Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe plays the young David Copperfield, Sir Ian McKellen plays the horrible headmaster at David's boarding school, Salem House, Bob Hoskins is Mr. Micawber, and the great Dame Maggie Smith plays David's aunt, Betsey Trotwood.