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In tonight's Omnibus, a present day impression of the 'ineffectual angel,'
with Robert Powell as Shelley, Jenny Agutter as Mary Shelley
The fateful story of the young revolutionary pamphleteer turned poet who went into self-imposed exile in Italy, where he was drowned at sea aged 29.
This film retells the story of Shelley's life in his own words and those of his friends. It is based entirely on documents of the period, eye-witness accounts, letters, and diaries.
with Peter Bowles as Byron
and [see below]
A BBC RAI/Time-Life co- production
Edward John Trelawny:
John William Polidori:
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