What the Dickens? - Netflix

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Sandi Toksvig hosts this literary quiz in which two teams battle it out each week to prove they know their Marlowe from their Mills and Boon.

What the Dickens? - Netflix

Type: Panel Show

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2008-05-28

What the Dickens? - Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens - Netflix

Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens (28 October 1845 – 2 January 1912) was the sixth child and fourth son of English novelist Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine. He made lecture tours in Australia, Europe and the United States on his father's life and work.

What the Dickens? - Australia - Netflix

Alfred Dickens settled in Australia quickly, finding work on a property at Corona on the borders of New South Wales and South Australia. He remained in Australia for 45 years. Charles Dickens having died in 1870, Alfred purchased Wangagong station, near Forbes with his share of his father's estate. In 1874 he moved to Hamilton, Victoria, to take up a position as a station agent. Dickens married Augusta Jessie Devlin (1849 – 1878), known as 'The Belle of Melbourne", in a fashionable wedding in Toorak, Victoria, and with whom he had two daughters, Kathleen Mary (1874 – 1951) and Violet Georgina (1875 – 1952). Jessie Dickens died from her injuries on 14 December 1878 after having been thrown out of her carriage when a pony bolted. Alfred Dickens then moved to Melbourne, where he was persuaded by his younger brother Edward Dickens to start up their own stock and station agency, 'EBL Dickens and Partners'.

What the Dickens? - References - Netflix