Karen Gillan, Stephen Fry for Dickens, Wilde, Coward 'In Love' series
Published Feb 15 2012, 12:22 GMT | By Alex Fletcher Karen Gillan
and Stephen Fry are among the stars who will feature in Sky Arts' series of programmes celebrating the works of Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward.
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The In Love With
series, which will air in February and March, will feature stars of stage and screen performing readings of the authors and playwrights' finest works.
Miriam Margolyes, Simon Callow, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Douglas Booth will pay tribute to Dickens.Doctor Who
's Gillan - who will tackle the voiceover from Brief Encounter
- Patricia Hodge, Celia Imrie, Robert Sheehan and Sheila Hancock will appear in the Noel Coward show.
Fry, Paterson Joseph, Caroline Quentin and Being Human
star Russell Tovey will head up the Oscar Wilde tribute.
Sky Arts channel director James Hunt said: "I couldn't imagine a better cast to celebrate the colourful work of Dickens, Coward and Wilde. The performances are remarkable. This is a fitting tribute to the body of work they celebrate and to the craft of delivering monologue." In Love With... Dickens
airs on February 21 at 8pm on Sky Arts. The Coward special follows on March 12, while the Wilde tribute airs on March 19.