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David Copperfield is a BBC television serial starring Ian McKellen in the title role of the adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel that began airing in January 1966. It also featured Tina Packer as Dora, Flora Robson as Betsey Trotwood, Gordon Gostelow as Barkis, and Christopher Guard as young David. The screenplay adaptation was written by Vincent Tilsley.

Series Cast

  1. Christopher Guard

    Christopher Guard

    13 Episodes

  2. Ian McKellen

    Ian McKellen

    David Copperfield

    13 Episodes

  3. George Benson

    George Benson

    7 Episodes

  4. Flora Robson

    Flora Robson

    7 Episodes

  5. Hannah Gordon

    Hannah Gordon

    6 Episodes

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(1966) season 1

1966 | 13 Episodes

Season 1 of David Copperfield premiered on January 16, 1966.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 25m


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