by Michael Eaton
Has there ever been a more successful writer? Has there ever been a more well-beloved writer? Dickens can go anywhere and do anything. And this evening he is going out for a jaunt with the detective police. Inspector Field who is now the Chief of the Detective Department at Scotland Yard, greets 'The Sparkler of Albion' like an old friend. They have some ground to cover, is he up for it? Of course he is. Largely a dramatisation of 'On Duty With Inspector Field' - written in June 1851 - with some material from 'A December Vision' - written in 1850 and 'Bleak House' - begun in 1852.
The Sparkler of Albion .... Alex Jennings
Inspector Field ..... Elliot Levey
Jo ..... Ryan Watson
Sgt. Williams ..... Stuart McLoughlin
Bark ..... Sam Dale
Constable ..... Nyasha Hatendi
Rogers ..... Brian Bowles
Earl of Warwick ..... Sean Baker
Drunken Woman ..... Claire Harry
With Adeel Akhtar, Iain Batchelor, Henry Devas
Music by Neil Brand
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.