Nick Nickleby has been updated for television from the Charles Dickens novel Nicholas Nickleby to reflect the concerns and questions about modern Britain. Dickens’ exploration of corruption within a private boarding schools has been switched to care-homes for the elderly. The series invites the viewers at home to reflect on how the vulnerable suffer when the pursuit of profit is valued more than that of human kindness. Following his father’s death the family farm is repossessed and Nick travels to London with his mum and younger sister, Kat, to look for help from Uncle Ralph, the owner of a chain of high profile care homes.
The mystery of Mrs Smike's locket ends up being revealed after Nick finds it hard to bring down his uncle Ralph and stop Maddy from making the biggest mistake of her life. With Kat in the frame for murder and Ralph's care home contract signed, will Nick be able to stop his uncle and reveal the truth about Dotheolds Hall before it is too late.
Classification: Scripted Genre: Drama | Family | Lifestyle Status: New Series Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom) Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 02:15 pm Runtime: 45 Minutes Premiere: November 05, 2012 Episode Order: 5