Masterpiece Episodes

1971, TV Show

Masterpiece Episode: "David Copperfield"

Season 29, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: Bob Hoskins (as Micawber) heads a strong British cast in a two-part adaptation of "David Copperfield," Charles Dickens' sprawling 1850 coming-of-age classic. It begins with David (Daniel Radcliffe) in blissful childhood, which ends when his mother (Emilia Fox) weds the tyrannical Mr. Murdstone (Trevor Eve). "What is before you is a fight with the world," Murdstone snarls. "The sooner you begin it, the better." Betsey: Maggie Smith. Peggoty: Pauline Quirke. Creakle: Ian McKellen.
Original Air Date: Apr 16, 2000
Guest Cast Clare Wilkie: Julia Mills Emilia Fox: Clara Copperfield Bob Hoskins: Mr. Micawber Dawn French: Mrs. Crupp Brian Abbott: Constable Jaqueline Tong: Lady in Coach Peter Sproule: Bootmaker Michael Elphick: Barkis Ian McKellen: Mr. Creakle Laura Harling: Little Emily Joanna Page: Dora Spenlow Steve Swinscoe: Quinion Patsy Byrne: Mrs. Gummidge Oliver Ford Davies: Mr. Wickfield Zoe Wanamaker: Jane Murdstone Imelda Staunton: Mrs. Micawber Harry Lloyd: Young James Steerforth Thomas Maher: Mick Daniel Radcliffe: Young David Alun Armstrong: Dan Peggotty John Normington: Dr. Chillup James Thornton: Ham Peggotty Ian McNeice: Mr. Dick James Grout: Mr. Spenlow Trevor Eve: Mr. Murdstone Jake Nightingale: Tinker Ciaran McMenamin: Adult David Paul Whitehouse: Pawnbroker Maggie Smith: Aunt Betsey Pauline Quirke: Peggoty Amanda Ryan: Adult Agnes Wickfield Nicholas Lyndhurst: Uriah Heep Emily McKenzie: Janet Antonia Corrigan: Young Agnes Wickfield Tom Wilkinson

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
User Rating: (750 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

Cast

Shop

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy
Buy The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy from Amazon.com
From Dover Publications (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $8.26 (as of 07/29/14 7:25 PM EST - more info)
Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 1
Buy Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey, Season 1 from Amazon.com
From PBS (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $14.99 (as of 07/29/14 7:25 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular