The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a 2012 British television adaptation of the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, adapted with a new ending by Gwyneth Hughes, produced by Lisa Osborne, and directed by Diarmuid Lawrence. It was aired in the United Kingdom on BBC2 as two one-hour parts on 10 and 11 January 2012, in the United States as a single two-hour film on PBS on 15 April 2012, and in Australia on ABC1 on 2 January 2013.
A psychological thriller based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel. Choirmaster John Jasper is a troubled man, frustrated by his life in the claustrophobic cathedral town of Cloisterham, addicted to opium as he seeks to expand his horizons and obsessed with the 17-year-old Rosa. The only thing standing between him and the girl is his own nephew, Edwin Drood.
David Dawson appears as Bazzard in episode 2
In credits order:
Matthew Rhys as John Jasper
Rory Kinnear as Reverend Septimus Crisparkle
Alun Armstrong as Hiram Grewgious
Julia McKenzie as Mrs Crisparkle
Ron Cook as Durdles
David Dawson as Bazzard
Sacha Dhawan as Neville Landless
Freddie Fox as Edwin Drood
Ian McNeice as Mayor Thomas Sapsea
Tamzin Merchant as Rosa Bud
Amber Rose Revah as Helena Landless
Ellie Haddington as Princess Puffer
Janet Dale as Miss Twinkleton
Alfie Davis as Deputy
Bazzard…..Mr Grewgious’s enthusiastic and long-suffering clerk who is also a frustrated thespian.
The DVD is available to purchase from Amazon and the link is below. However, it is an import and has been inexplicably cut in various places, losing around 10 minutes viewing time when compared with the original broadcast:-
It is often shown on the UKTV Drama channel on Freeview:-