BBC One has released the first trailer for their 20 episode Charles Dickens drama Dickensian, which is set to premiere on Boxing Day (Saturday December 26th) at 7pm.
From Tony Jordan and his indie Red Planet Pictures, Dickensian brings together some of his most iconic characters, including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to The Three Cripples Pub, while Fagin’s Den is hidden down a murky alley off a bustling Victorian street.
The half-hour drama, which has an order for 20 episodes, features a gargantuan cast that includes, amongst others, Peter Firth, Pauline Collins, Stephen Rea, Caroline Quentin, Tuppence Middleton , Ellie Haddington, Sophie Rundle, Omid Djalili, Anton Lesser, Ned Dennehy, Adrian Rawlins, Tom Weston-Jones, Richard Ridlings, Alexandra Moen, Robert Wilfort, Jennifer Hennessy, Phoebe Dynevor, Brenock O’Connor, Mark Stanley, Christopher Fairbank and Joseph Quinn.
Independent production company Red Planet Pictures are producing. The indie’s co-founder Tony Jordan, who is also deep in development on Legion for UKTV, leads the Dickensian writing team, which also includes Sarah Phelps, Simon Winstone, Julie Rutterford, Chloe Moss and Justin Young. The executive producer are Tony Jordan, Belinda Campbell and Polly Hill.
Check out the trailer below: