As the old saying doesn’t quite go, you wait all year for an adaptation of Charles Dickens, and then three come along at once. Last year, the BBC produced the grimmest and darkest version of A Christmas Carol imaginable, “freely adapted’, as the saying goes, by Steven Knight, the creator of Peaky Blinders. Radio 4 currently has a similarly bold reimagining of Oliver Twist being broadcast, Oliver: Lagos to London, which transposes the narrative from Victorian London to modern-day Nigeria, and Armando Iannucci has returned with his new adaptation of David Copperfield, starring Dev Patel as Copperfield.