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Christopher Frayling explores how Charles Dickens's classic A Christmas Carol has endured in popular culture for over 170 years. Victorian families sat around the fire to read Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, published in 1843, over the festive season. It became an annual ritual. Now we might sit around the TV and watch It's A Wonderful Life - an Americanised version of the story. In between, there have been countless takes on the book - adapted for public readings, radio, television, film and stage. Cultural historian and writer Christopher Frayling considers how this short novel has shaped Christmas as we know it today, and discusses the circumstances in which it was written.
Genre: History Documentary
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
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