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Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland HD

Romantic drama starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart as two academics attempting to hold on to a dramatic discovery - that a Victorian writer's romantic poems were penned for his lover, not his wife - before it falls in to the hands of a rival. Their work threatens to send shockwaves through the literary community and stirs passions between them as they piece together the story of the forbidden love affair. Based on the novel by AS Byatt. Show less


Maud Bailey:
Gwyneth Paltrow
Roland Michell:
Aaron Eckhart
Randolph Henry Ash:
Jeremy Northam
Christabel LaMotte:
Jennifer Ehle
Blanche Glover:
Lena Headey
Ellen Ash:
Holly Aird
Fergus Wolfe:
Toby Stephens
Trevor Eve
Tom Hickey
Lady Bailey:
Anna Massey
Sir George:
Graham Crowden
Neil LaBute



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