BBC greenlights 'Dickensian' drama series

The timeless characters from the classic works of Charles Dickens will be brought to life, courtesy of the BBC.

Charles Dickens

The UK broadcaster has given the greenlight to a half-hour drama series which will revolve around characters borne from Dickens' classic stories.

The appropriately titled "Dickensian" will "bring the world of Dickens to life in a drama populated by the vivid characters from his classic books," meeting "in the most surprising of ways." Tony Jordan ("Life on Mars") will pen the drama series, to be produced by Red Planet Pictures.

Dickens has authored numerous works of classic literature, including "A Christmas Carol," "David Copperfield," "Great Expectations," "Oliver Twist" and "A Tale of Two Cities." It was not confirmed which characters will be featured from this collection, nor the number of episodes that will make up the series, but the characters will meet in all new, original stories.

The new drama series is part of a collection of new programming that the BBC announced on Thursday. Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson called the new series, "An exciting clutch of authored drama for BBC One... Tony Jordan's ambitious multi-part, multi-series 'world of Dickens' drama."

Which characters would you like to see meet on the small screen?

- Great Expectations (2011)
- Oliver Twist (2007)
- Charles Dickens
- Tony Jordan
- BBC one

Written by: kyleiam
May 9th, 2013, 7:11 am

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