Charles Dickens

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Adapt and survive: why Dickens still endures on page, stage and screen
The new version of Great Expectations is the BBC’s seventh, while A Christmas Carol is the most adapted English classic ever. What is it about these stories that keeps us wanting more?

John Mullan

24, Mar, 2023 @4:08 PM

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A tale of too many remakes: why we never need to see a Dickens novel on TV ever again
The BBC is about to screen yet another adaptation of Great Expectations – and enough is enough. It’s time they focused on new stories, rather than constantly making the same show

Hollie Richardson

24, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Dickens exhibition to look at role of London fog in life and writings
Museum show will seek to illustrate extent and impact of fog then and draw parallels with air pollution now

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

01, Mar, 2023 @1:44 PM

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Top 10 cads in fiction | Charlotte Vassell
Dangerously handsome young men carelessly ruining women’s lives are a rarer breed than they were. But their hatefulness still makes compelling reading

Charlotte Vassell

22, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Unexpected Twist review – Oliver gets a phone in beatboxing version of Dickens’s classic
Michael Rosen’s update of Oliver Twist gets the musical treatment in this high-energy show about a schoolgirl ensnared by a street gang

Arifa Akbar

19, Feb, 2023 @1:21 PM

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Dear Lee Anderson: Derek Bentley was innocent and hanged. We scrapped the death penalty for a reason | Duncan Campbell
There were moral and practical considerations to ending the barbarity of state executions in Britain. They are still relevant today, says writer and former Guardian crime correspondent Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell

09, Feb, 2023 @6:18 PM

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Festive re-reads: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
Continuing our series of writers picking the titles to revisit this Christmas, Sam Jordison recommends the great Victorian writer’s ‘favourite child’

Sam Jordison

26, Dec, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens audiobook review – a mouthwatering adaptation
Brian Cox, Nicola Coughlan and Daniel Kaluuya are among the all-star cast of this slick and sumptuous take on a classic

Fiona Sturges

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘Ghost stories are essentially optimistic’: Mark Gatiss leads a spooky on-air Christmas
League of Gentlemen star’s two programmes are part of a rich seam of shows about the supernatural this year

Tara Conlan

23, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Where to start with: Charles Dickens
The great Victorian chronicler of inequality and poverty was also a tremendous – and prolific – storyteller. Here are some of the best ways in to his colossal legacy

Robyn Vinter

21, Dec, 2022 @10:22 AM

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Suranne Jones on playing Scrooge: ‘I could just be horrible – and it was great!’
How did the actor prepare to become a new-fangled Ebenezer? By channelling Cruella De Vil and watching Drag Race, of course! She talks about her Christmas gift to Gentleman Jack fans – and how to escape a torpedo tube

Rebecca Nicholson

16, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol review – humbug hoedown
Parton’s music is as warming as ever but a snowfall of schmaltz and minimal menace make this Dickens adaptation sickly sweet

Arifa Akbar

14, Dec, 2022 @12:18 PM

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