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A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation and Robert Lindsay on CD (Abridged)

A Tale of Two Cities written by Charles Dickens performed by BBC Full Cast Dramatisation and Robert Lindsay on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781408469897
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Drama
Duration:  220 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Charles Dickens
Narrator 1:  BBC Full Cast Dramatisation
Narrator 2:  Robert Lindsay

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Robert Lindsay stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic novel by Charles Dickens.

From the echo of the first line 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' to the final 'It is a far better thing that I do than I have ever done', Dickens' classic novel of the French revolution tells a story of the redemptive powers of love in the face of cruelty, violence and neglect. Set in London and Paris, it shows the plight of the French people under the brutal oppression of the aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality of the revolutionaries towards the former aristocrats in the years immediately following. Among the memorable characters are Charles Darnay, a French former aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who tries to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.

In this moving, intricate tale spanning eight tumultuous years, Dickens orchestrates the wider political picture behind the story of Lucie, Darnay and Carton with his customary brilliance. This epic production, dramatised by Mike Walker, stars Robert Lindsay as Dickens, with Alison Steadman, Jonathan Coy, Andrew Scott, Paul Ready and Karl Johnson.