DICKENSIAN Season 1
Charles Dickens’s characters come to life in a Victorian London neighbourhood when cruel moneylender Jacob Marley (Peter Firth) is murdered on Christmas Eve in Dickensian (2015-2016).
The single-season 1
series was originally 19 half-hour-long episodes and a 50-minute finale, but BBC First is cramming it into 13 45-minute episodes.
Inspector Bucket and 2
sidekick Mr Venus (Stephen Rea and Omid Djalili) think that the killer from episode 2 (28 Aug) is a strong man who murdered Marley with a blunt object to the head. They’re wrong about one thing…
There’s comedy relief 3
from non-stop squabbling couple Mr and Mrs Bumble (Richard Ridings and Caroline Quentin).
Arthur Havisham’s 4
(Joseph Quinn) upset: his father left most of his fortune to his sister Amelia (Tuppence Middleton).
Turns out nice- guy 5
Bob (Robert Wilfort) hated his boss Marley… maybe enough to kill…