I am thoroughly looking forward to this programme this Christmas for several reasons:
1. We loved it when it was a radio series called Bleak Expectations.
2. The young girl playing
(in the above photo) is one of my drama students Ambra Lily Keegan!!!!! We are so proud of Ambra getting a part in this show as it stars probably EVERY favourite funny actor in Victoria that we adore. Seriously, the cast is huge. I know it will be a riot when it shows over Christmas and luckily Ambra tells me more episodes have been commissioned so something to look forward to in the new year!!! England
But what is it you ask? Well a very funny, very loving homage to all things Dickens as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the great man’s birth.
The BBC says:
The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff is a new four-part comedy adventure set in the Dickensian world of Jedrington Secret-Past, the up-standing family man and owner of The Old Shop of Stuff, Victorian
's most successful purveyor of miscellaneous odd things. London
There are characters such as the evil lawyer Malifax Skulkingworm, Judge Harshmore Grimstone, the Aunts Chastity, Sobriety and Goodspelling, the Artful Codger, Mrs Christmasham, Fearshiver, Servegood and Miss Tightclench just to name a few.
If you live in the
please watch this as you will not regret it. If you live in the UK , sorry mates! It might come to BBC America if you’re lucky. US