Charles Dickens

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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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A Christmas Carol review – glorious musical version of Dickens’s festive treat
Charles Dickens takes to the stage and Ebenezer Scrooge is a woman with a moving backstory in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s adaptation

Arifa Akbar

12, Dec, 2022 @1:28 PM

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A Tennessee twist on Dickens: behind the scenes of Dolly Parton’s Christmas Carol
The country superstar has written a clutch of new songs for this Appalachian take on the festive classic. But will she drop by to see it?

Leonie Cooper

09, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘The handwriting is wrong’: Dickens letters dismissed as forgeries
Documents believed to have been written by author withdrawn from auction after expert doubts veracity

Dalya Alberge

07, Dec, 2022 @8:04 AM

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Ted Lasso’s Nick Mohammed: ‘I didn’t think about comedy seriously until doing a PhD in seismology’
The character comedian and TV star on meeting angry fans, his first UK tour as megalomaniac magician Mr Swallow and taking inspiration from Torvill and Dean

Interview by Liam Pape

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Dickens & Prince by Nick Hornby review – a tale of two greats
Hornby draws parallels between the Victorian novelist and the musician in this heartfelt homage to these brilliant, driven individuals

Peter Conrad

28, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol review – Netflix’s junky musical is a lump of coal
The voices of Olivia Colman, Luke Evans and Jessie Buckley can’t enliven an ugly, joyless retread of the Dickens classic

Lauren Mechling

28, Nov, 2022 @7:37 AM

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