Five short films made for Film London and BBC Radio 4 . The project was part of the celebrations for the Double Centenary of Charles Dicken's birth. I was asked to make 5 x 15 minute films using as their soundtracks , radio plays written by Michael Eaton, recorded by BBC Radio 4. The resulting plays different from the initial treatments which I had been given ( to say the least ), turned out to be very traditional in their execution, with much Dickensy acting. So I made my imagery an ironic counterpoint to the audio and used a collage of live action, animation and puppets to personify the voices. Other material was sourced from the very fabric of London, the Thames, Smithfields Meat Market as well as details collected from the Museum of London, the V and A Museum of Childhood and the Police Museum at Wapping. I also decided Dicken's world would be created using the very books themselves, so a cart of old Chapman and Hall editions were bought off Ebay and the puppets made by Gavin Glover, had their papier mache flesh created from Great Expectations and the like.