The year is almost at an end and 2012, being Charles Dickens’s bi-centenary, we are coming to an end of our year-long, monthly celebration of Dickens’s novels. His work has been read from the time he first published, first in journals and magazines, then in hardbacked volumes and they will continue to be read on the printed page, on kindle and ebook, for decades and decades to come. His novels have never been out of print. They’re big books in every way – they run to hundreds of pages and they explore the big themes such as childhood, justice and injustice, politics, corruption, family, love and every novel contains a vast range of colourful characters. This time round we’re looking at Bleak House and, as usual, Pat was joined by actors Cathy Belton, Barry Barnes and by Niall MacMonagle who will steer us through this vast novel.