Charles Dickens was, for a time, editor of a daily newspaper. This series takes an imaginative look at how Dickens would have tackled bringing the news to the masses.
As editor of a new campaigning weekly, The Herald, he has just appointed a chief correspondent - Jack Marshall, an eager and rather handsome young man. Agnes Paxton (daughter of Joseph Paxton, Railway King, and part-owner of the paper) is in charge of petty cash.
The first lead that Jack needs to chase up is who, or what, is responsible for a tragic railway accident. An awkward investigation when a Railway King and his daughter are so close to home!
'Darker Than You Think'
Bodies are being discovered in the Rive Thames with dreadful injuries. The rumours abound that it's Spring Heeled Peter - but the Inspector in charge of the case just wants the culprit found before anyone else is killed. Chief Correspondent Jack is sent to investigate but Agnes seems rather more interested in her new beau, a pioneering and seemingly philanthropic doctor, than following the progress of his leads.
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Glued to a story, but could also be knitting , unknitting, cooking, drawing cats or doing Chinese Calligraphy and learning a language or try
The plays are a bit short and the storyline is a bit thin. I feel that these 3 plays are part of a series and if I knew the rest I would have enjoyed them more. Dickens seems not to have such a starring role though, which I felt was slightly misleading. They were entertaining but not excellent.
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