Two short stories by Charles Dickens. 'Mr. Chops' is the story of a remarkable dwarf who once starred in a freak show and has an unrequited love for a fat lady. Having won a lottery, he attempts to enter high society, without success. 'The Signal Man' is a ghost story in which the central character has a premonition of his own death in a railway crash.
Dickens wrote a number of short ghost stories or included sections in novels about ghosts. Here are three ghostly tales including "The Queer Client", "The Signalman" and "The Trial for Murder".
On December 27th, 1853, Charles Dickens ventured on something quite new: he gave, in Birmingham, a public performance of one of his own stories. This turned out to be an historic occasion, opening up an extraordinary second career for the great writer. Here, actor and playwright Emlyn Williams successfully recreates those performances as he plays Charles Dickens performing scenes from his novels.