Dickens (TV series)

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Genre Docudrama
Written by Peter Ackroyd
Directed by
  • Chris Granlund
  • Mary Downes
Presented by Peter Ackroyd
Composer(s) Andrew Blaney
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 3
Executive producer(s) Andrea Miller
  • Chris Granlund
  • Mary Downes
  • Colin Minchin
  • Michael Duly
Running time 60 minutes
Distributor BBC
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 16:9 576i
Audio format Stereo
Original release 11 May (2002-05-11) – 25 May 2002 (2002-05-25)

Dickens (renamed Uncovering the Real Dickens upon its DVD release[1]) was a 2002 BBC docudrama on the life of the author Charles Dickens. It was presented by Peter Ackroyd, on whose biography of Dickens it was based, and Dickens was played by Anton Lesser. It was broadcast in three hour-long episodes.


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