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Afternoon Play - Dickens Confidential - Dickens and Dizzy

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Series of plays looking at how Charles Dickens, as the head of a daily paper, would have tackled bringing the news to the masses. In the weeks leading up to Queen Victoria's coronation, Dickens meets Benjamin Disraeli, a journalist and ambitious young politician. There is an instant rivalry and unease between the two men, which only increases when the team believe they have uncovered a secret that Disraeli wants to keep hidden. Charles Dickens ...... Dan Stevens Agnes Paxton ...... Eleanor Howell Daniel Parker ...... Andrew Buchan Benjamin Disraeli ...... Julian Rhind-Tutt William Percy ...... Bertie Carvel Mary Anne Wyndham Lewis ...... Liz Sutherland Lady Londonderry ...... Joan Walker Rachel ...... Lydia Leonard Official ...... Ben Crowe Footman ...... Nyasha Hatendi Archbishop ...... Dan Starkey Speaker ...... Stephen Critchlow Rabbi ...... Alan Lee Directed by Tracey Neale.