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Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Rugby legend Gareth Edwards and wife Maureen drive a steam train through the epic Dyfi Valley before picking up speed to try rally car driving in the first of their new adventures. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Michael Symmons Roberts explores the mythic afterlife of the 18th-century poet Thomas Chatterton, whose early death was immortalised by poets, painters and photographers. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Simon Schama explores how the romantics created the secular cult of national belonging in their poetry, music and art, with enormous consequences for the modern world. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Drama about 19th-century artists. Ruskin threatens to end his support unless Rossetti and Lizzie focus on art. Lizzie responds swiftly, but Rossetti struggles and starts an affair. Show more

Contributors

William 'Maniac' Hunt:
Rafe Spall
Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
Aidan Turner
John Millais:
Samuel Barnett
Fred Walters:
Sam Crane
John Ruskin:
Tom Hollander
Effie Ruskin:
Zoe Tapper
Lizzie Siddal:
Amy Manson
Annie Miller:
Jennie Jacques
Mrs Siddal:
Polly Kemp
Charlotte Siddal:
Josie Farmiloe
Charles Dickens:
Mark Heap
William Morris:
Dyfrig Morris
Edward Burne-Jones:
Peter Sandys-Clarke
Jane Burden:
Natalie Thomas
Fanny Cornforth:
Rebecca Davies
Mrs Ruskin:
Georgie Glen
Rose La Touche:
Poppy Lee Friar
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Producer:
Ben Evans

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Drama series about 19th-century artists. Rossetti and Lizzie return from their honeymoon, and Fred takes a chance when Annie Miller refuses Hunt's latest offer of marriage. Show more

Contributors

William 'Maniac' Hunt:
Rafe Spall
Dante Gabriel Rossetti:
Aidan Turner
John Millais:
Samuel Barnett
Fred Walters:
Sam Crane
John Ruskin:
Tom Hollander
Effie Ruskin:
Zoe Tapper
Lizzie Siddal:
Amy Manson
Annie Miller:
Jennie Jacques
Mrs Siddal:
Polly Kemp
Charlotte Siddal:
Josie Farmiloe
William Morris:
Dyfrig Morris
Edward Burne-Jones:
Peter Sandys-Clarke
Fanny Cornforth:
Rebecca Davies
Jane Burden:
Natalie Thomas
Rose La Touche:
Poppy Lee Friar
Executive Producer:
Hilary Salmon
Executive Producer:
Franny Moyle
Producer:
Ben Evans

The Secret History of Writing

Series 1

From Pictures to Words

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

The hunt for the origin of writing reveals the link between ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and the letters we use every day. Show more

Duration: 29 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 2 months

Rugby legend Gareth Edwards and wife Maureen drive a steam train through the epic Dyfi Valley before picking up speed to try rally car driving in the first of their new adventures. Show more

Secret Knowledge

Thomas Chatterton: The Myth of the Doomed Poet

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Michael Symmons Roberts explores the mythic afterlife of the 18th-century poet Thomas Chatterton, whose early death was immortalised by poets, painters and photographers. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

on BBC Four

Simon Schama explores how the romantics created the secular cult of national belonging in their poetry, music and art, with enormous consequences for the modern world. Show more

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