Hard Times

Scope and Content

Four part adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens, originally broadcast in the USA in May 1977, and on ITV in October and November 1977. It was directed by John Irvin and the cast included Patrick Allen, Timothy West, Alan Dobie, Barbara Ewing, Rosalie Crutchley and Ursula Howells. Material largely consists of Hopcraft's background notes. There is also newspaper reviews, including photocopies of American newspaper articles, and some correspondence. Does not contain any scripts.