What’s your favorite Charles Dickens adaptation?

August 30, 2019 | Katelin Levy

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This week’s question: Charles Dickens on film. What’s your favorite Dickens adaptation—on film or television, in English or otherwise?

In 2012, for the bicentennial of Dickens’ birth, the British Film Institute organized a mammoth retrospective of Dickens on screen. Dickens is right up there with his countryman William Shakespeare as one of the most frequent sources for film and television.

For our host Richard Peña, “I remember a wonderful BBC version of Nicholas Nickelby from 1982, with Nigel Havers that I’d love to see again; I also enjoyed Alfonso Cuaron’s adaptation of Great Expectations from 1998.”

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