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4 Extra Debut. London, mid-19th century. At last, a boy is born to Paul Dombey, but at what cost? Stars Alex Jennings and Robert Glenister.

London, mid-19th-century. At last, a boy is born to Paul Dombey, but at what cost?

Originally published in monthly parts from 1846, Charles Dickens's novel appeared in one volume in 1848. Adapted in 20 parts by Mike Walker.

Charles Dickens..................Alex Jennings
Dombey...............................Robert Glenister
Florence..............................Abigail Hollick
Young Florence...................Eliza Darby
Paul.....................................Jacob Theato
Mr Carker.............................Adrian Lukis
Captain Cuttle.....................Trevor Peacock
Mrs Brown...........................Geraldine James
Dr Blimber...........................Robin Soans
Mrs Pipchin.........................Flaminia Cinque
Dr Peps...............................Karl Johnson
Polly Toodles......................Pam Ferris
Susan..................................Nadine Marshall
Walter.................................Joseph Arkley
Young Walter......................Jordan Clarke
Toots...................................Sam Pamphilon

Other parts played by Ben Crowe, Peter Marinker, Simon Treves, Alex Lanipekun and Lloyd Thomas.

Music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Last on

Mon 11 Dec 2017 01:00

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