Commissioned by Film London and BBC Radio 4 , in celebration of the Double Centenary of Charles Dickens birth. Newby was asked to make 5 x 15 minute films using as their soundtracks , pre-recorded radio plays directed by Jeremy Mortimer and written by Michael Eaton, broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Newby made his imagery an ironic counterpoint to the audio and used a collage of live action, animation and puppets to embody 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 Museums at Wapping and Chatham. Dicken's world was created using the very books themselves, so the puppets had their papier-mache flesh moulded from old volumes of Great Expectations and the like.