I’m loving this TV show from Britain!
Dickensian is a British drama television series that premiered on BBC One from 26 December 2015 to 21 February 2016. The 20-part series brings characters from many Charles Dickens novels together in one Victorian London neighbourhood, as Inspector Bucket investigates the murder of Ebenezer Scrooge‘s partner Jacob Marley.
We are staying in a Residence Inn long term (more on that starting tomorrow!) and I’d ordered a Roku box as a temporary fix for my beloved TiVo.
We’ve just watched the first episode so far but I’m loving this show – it has all the elements I love – murder, Victorian characters, period costumes…
Episode 1: Christmas Eve. Jacob Marley collects from Grandfather, who is soon relieved at Nell’s recovery from an illness. Amelia Havisham learns from Mr Jaggers that she has inherited most of her late father’s estate; her brother Arthur, angered by the news, stages a confrontation that his accomplice, Meriwether Compeyson, acting the innocent passerby, curtails before escorting Amelia to Satis House. At Marley’s request, Fagin has Sikes bring Nancy to the moneylender’s house. Bob Cratchit scrounges together a supper for his family. Marley is found murdered in a dockside alley.
The only thing that’s bothering me so far is Inspector Bucket. I keep imaging him as Mrs. Bucket on Keeping Up Appearances.