And because I can't resist . . .
Here's another clip from the same episode referenced in the post below, and while purists might not like it, I find the characterization of Dickens stunningly accurate. It's one of my favorite depictions of an author ever, right up with there with Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Capote--another author who enjoyed a large audience for his readings. There's also a really poignant scene near the end of this episode (and not in this clip) where Dickens asks the doctor if his books survive. Brilliant, and heart-tugging for any writer.