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1 :01x01 - Fine Beginnings

Feb/11/1968
Young Nicholas Nickleby travels with his sister, Kate, and widowed mother to London after the death of his father in order to seek help from his wealthy but cruel uncle Ralph.
Guest Stars: John Ash as Boy | Allen Sykes as Snawley | Gary Smith (3) as Boy | Ronald Radd as Wackford Squeers | Valerie Newbold as Hannah | John Moore (2) as Bonney | Timothy Horton as Boy | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Wilfred Grove as Waiter | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby | Freddy Foote as Belling | Hazel Coppen as Miss La Creevy | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

2 :01x02 - Dotheboys Hall

Feb/18/1968
Thanks to his Uncle Ralph, Nicholas has secured a teaching position at Dotheboy's Hall, a boarding school run by the cruel and nasty Wackford Squeers.
Guest Stars: Karin MacCarthy as Fanny Squeers | Brent Oldfield as Graymarsh | Thelma Ruby as Madame Mantalini | Maxwell Shaw as Mantalini | Alan Wade as Cobbey | Hugh Walters as Smike | Ronald Radd as Wackford Squeers | Sheila Keith as Mrs. Squeers | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | John Gugolka as Bolder | Paul Bartlett as Mobbs | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Hazel Coppen as Miss La Creevy | Malcolm Epstein as Wackford Jr. | Freddy Foote as Belling | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

3 :01x03 - The Escape

Feb/25/1968
In protest of the cruel methods of Wackford Squeers, Nicholas decides to leave Dotheboy's Hall and takes with him an orphan whom he'd earlier befriended named Smike.
Guest Stars: Hugh Walters as Smike | Thelma Ruby as Madame Mantalini | David Richardson (2) as John Browdie | Ronald Radd as Wackford Squeers | Brent Oldfield as Graymarsh | Karin MacCarthy as Fanny Squeers | Sheila Keith as Mrs. Squeers | Mary Healey as Tilda Price | Malcolm Epstein as Wackford Jr. | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

4 :01x04 - The Dinner Party

Mar/03/1968
Kate is invited to a dinner party in London by her uncle where she has to suffer through the unwanted attention of two lechers. Meanwhile, Nicholas and Smike arrive in London only to discover that they've been accused of theft by Squeers back at Dotheboys Hall.
Guest Stars: Henry Oscar as Old Lord | Darroll Richards as Colonel Chowser | Thelma Ruby as Madame Mantalini | Stella Tanner as Miss Knag | Michael Waddon as Pluck | Hugh Walters as Smike | Roland MacLeod as Pyke | Vivien Lloyd as The Intended | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Terence Alexander as Sir Mulberry Hawk | Roger Brierley as Snobb | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Raymond Clarke as Lord Verisopht | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

5 :01x05 - The Profession

Mar/10/1968
Nicholas refuses to give up Smike to be returned to Squeers. They then leave London and join a troup of traveling actors.
Guest Stars: Thelma Ruby as Madame Mantalini | Maxwell Shaw as Mantalini | Maxine Taylor as Morleena Kenwigs | Dermot Tuohy as Vincent Crummles | Christopher Witty as Master Crummles | Norman Wynne as Landlord | Hugh Walters as Smike | Maggie Jones as Miss Petowker | Malcolm James as Percy Crummles | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Kevin Brennan as Scaley | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Sydney Bromley as Tix | Brenda Cowling as Mrs. Kenwigs | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby | Tommy Godfrey as Lillyvick | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

6 :01x06 - The Gallants

Mar/17/1968
Kate continues to be hounded by the lecherous Sir Mulberry Hawk. Meanwhile, Nicholas prepares to make his debut on stage.
Guest Stars: Marie Hopps as Mrs. Crummles | Bob Hornery as Folair | Malcolm James as Percy Crummles | Rosalind Knight as Miss Snevellicci | Dermot Tuohy as Vincent Crummles | Hugh Walters as Smike | Christopher Witty as Master Crummles | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs | Terence Alexander as Sir Mulberry Hawk | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Raymond Clarke as Lord Verisopht | Julian Curry as Lenville | Rita Davies as Mrs. Lenville | Daphne Foreman as Infant Phenomenon | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

7 :01x07 - Account Rendered

Mar/24/1968
Nicholas and Smike decide to return to London after Nicholas receives a letter from Newman Noggs about his uncle's treatment of Kate.
Guest Stars: Violet Kane as Mrs. Snevellicci | Rosalind Knight as Miss Snevellicci | Roland MacLeod as Pyke | Philip Morant as Snevellicci | Dermot Tuohy as Vincent Crummles | Michael Waddon as Pluck | Hugh Walters as Smike | Christopher Witty as Master Crummles | Maggie Jones as Miss Petowker | Malcolm James as Percy Crummles | Terence Alexander as Sir Mulberry Hawk | Raymond Clarke as Lord Verisopht | Julian Curry as Lenville | Rita Davies as Mrs. Lenville | Daphne Foreman as Infant Phenomenon | Tommy Godfrey as Lillyvick | Marie Hopps as Mrs. Crummles | Bob Hornery as Folair
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

8 :01x08 - Captured

Mar/31/1968
Squeers arrives in London and begins plotting with Ralph against Nicholas who confronts Sir Mulberry Hawk over Kate and later takes a job in a counting house.
Guest Stars: Bartlett Mullins as Tim Linkinwater | Edward Palmer as Charles Cheeryble | Ronald Radd as Wackford Squeers | Thelma Ruby as Madame Mantalini | Maxwell Shaw as Mantalini | Hugh Walters as Smike | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs | John Gill (1) as Ned Cheeryble | Terence Alexander as Sir Mulberry Hawk | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Raymond Clarke as Lord Verisopht | Hazel Coppen as Miss La Creevy | Malcolm Epstein as Wackford Jr. | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

9 :01x09 - Escape

Apr/07/1968
Smike gets captured by Squeers but is later helped to escape. Meanwhile, Nicholas falls for a woman named Madeline Bray.
Guest Stars: Karin MacCarthy as Fanny Squeers | Norman Mitchell as Keeper | Bartlett Mullins as Tim Linkinwater | Edward Palmer as Charles Cheeryble | Ronald Radd as Wackford Squeers | David Richardson (2) as John Browdie | Allen Sykes as Snawley | Hugh Walters as Smike | Roy Kinnear as Gentleman | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Malcolm Epstein as Wackford Jr. | Derek Francis as Ralph NIckleby | John Gill (1) as Ned Cheeryble | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs | Wilfred Grove as Waiter | Sharon Gurney as Madeline Bray | Mary Healey as Tild Browdie
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

10 :01x10 - Madeline Bray

Apr/14/1968
Smike falls ill after his escape from Squeers. Meanwhile, Ralph NIckleby gets involved in a plot to marry off Madeline Bray and steal an inheritance she doesn't know exists.
Guest Stars: Roy Kinnear as Gentleman | Bartlett Mullins as Tim Linkinwater | John Robinson as Walter Bray | Thelma Ruby as Madame Mantalini | Maxwell Shaw as Mantalini | Paul Shelley as Frank Cheeryble | Hugh Walters as Smike | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Sharon Gurney as Madeline Bray | John Bailey (1) as Brooker | Geoffrey Bayldon as Arthur Gride | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Hazel Coppen as Miss La Creevy | Derek Francis as Ralph NIckleby | John Gill (1) as Ned Cheeryble | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

11 :01x11 - The Duel

Apr/21/1968
Nicholas interrupts the forced marriage of his beloved, Madeline Bray. Meanwhile, Sir Mulberry Hawk fights a duel.
Guest Stars: Daphne Heard as Peg Sliderskew | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | David Monico as Captain Adams | John Robinson as Walter Bray | Paul Shelley as Frank Cheeryble | Hugh Walters as Smike | David Webb (2) as Croupier | Sharon Gurney as Madeline Bray | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs | Terence Alexander as Sir Mulberry Hawk | John Bailey (1) as Brooker | Geoffrey Bayldon as Arthur Gride | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Maurice Browning as Westwood | Raymond Clarke as Lord Verisopht | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

12 :01x12 - A Journey for Smike

Apr/28/1968
Ralph employs Squeers one final time to steal a document relating to Madeline's inheritance. Smike falls seriously ill and passes away.
Guest Stars: Hugh Walters as Smike | Paul Shelley as Frank Cheeryble | Maxwell Shaw as Mantalini | Ronald Radd as Wackford Squeers | Dorothea Phillips as Proprietess | Philip Howard as Doctor | Daphne Heard as Peg Sliderskew | Sharon Gurney as Madeline Bray | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Geoffrey Bayldon as Arthur Gride | John Bailey (1) as Brooker
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard

13 :01x13 - Smike's Father

May/05/1968
Kate falls in love and Ralph's schemes regarding Madeline's inheritance are foiled. Meanwhile, the truth about Smike's parentage is finally revealed.
Guest Stars: Bartlett Mullins as Tim Linkinwater | Edward Palmer as Charles Cheeryble | Dorothea Phillips as Proprietess | Maxwell Shaw as Mantalini | Paul Shelley as Frank Cheeryble | Allen Sykes as Snawley | Thea Holme as Mrs. Nickleby | Sharon Gurney as Madeline Bray | Gordon Gostelow as Newman Noggs | John Gill (1) as Ned Cheeryble | Derek Francis as Ralph Nickleby | Hazel Coppen as Miss La Creevy | Susan Broderick as Kate Nickleby | Geoffrey Bayldon as Arthur Gride | John Bailey (1) as Brooker | Ronald Radd as Wackford Squeers
Director: Joan Craft
Writer: Hugh Leonard
Warning: Nicholas Nickleby (1968) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 25 Minutes
Premiere: February 11, 1968
Ended: May 05, 1968
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