It's time for our annual post on where and when you can find all your favorite versions on TV this year! Below is the list of what I've found so far. Keep checking back, because I'll update as I find more. And if I've left out any showings that you know of, please comment and I'll add them. All times are Eastern.
Thanks to Gail Shahan at Alison Larkin Presents for this special offer for Dickensblog readers! The company has a brand new recording, "A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens & The Night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore," read by award-winning narrators Derek Perkins and Alison Larkin. If you use this link, you can get a free download of the recording with a one-month trial subscription to Audible!
After the week we've had, David Gardner of Motley Fool suggests we need a little Dickensian satire to throw a fresh light on things. You won't be surprised to hear that I agree. Here's Gardner's application of a sharp-eyed political passage from The Pickwick Papers to our own troubled times.
Thanks to Danny Kuhn for letting me know that the November/December issue of Writer's Digest features Dickens on its Platforms of Yore page, which shows a classic author's "imagined social network." What startled me, when I picked up a copy at Barnes & Noble, was the sight of my own name at the top of the page! I was listed with five other people after the words "With Thanks to Boz's Contributing Spirits." How I got to be a Contributing Spirit, I'm not sure, but that was a fun surprise. Thanks, Writer's Digest!
Audible.com has just reissued Paul Scofield's (A Man for All Seasons, Hamlet, KingLear)reading of A Christmas Carol. Note: Although the Audible site says the book is unabridged, several other sources state that it actually is abridged.