Shortly after the UK Channel 4 televison channel launched in the early 80's, they showed a 9-hour Royal Shakespeare Company stage production of Nicholas Nickleby. If I remember rightly, the production was shown over 3 or 4 nights. This production really made an impression on me...at the time I thought that everything about it, the adaptation, the characterisations, the acting, the settings, the music, was just perfect. It was even in Stereo! According to Virgin's Megastore UK website, a DVD of the production is scheduled for release on 25th August. I've been thinking about buying the Region 1 version of this production which has already been released, but have been put off because it appears that this is based on a PBS re-edit, which reputedly removed and shortened some of the scenes, removed incidental music, and cut the play into 'artificial' 1 hour slots, rather than the intended Acts. Does anyone know whether the forthcoming R2 DVD is truer to the original broadcast?