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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

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Julian Farino

Writer:

Nick Dear
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Campbell Moore ... John Cam Hobhouse
Oliver Milburn ... Scrope Davies
Michael Elwyn ... John Murray
Jonny Lee Miller ... Lord Byron
Philip Glenister ... William Fletcher
Samir Hassan Samir Hassan ... Loukas
George Georgiou ... Turkish Captain
Irena Micijevic Irena Micijevic ... Beautiful Turkish Woman (as Irena Micijevic Rodic)
Stanley Townsend ... Turkish Governor
Tracey Murphy Tracey Murphy ... Bessy
Kate Loustau ... Susan
James Daley James Daley ... Page Boy
Crispin Redman Crispin Redman ... Dandy in Salon
John Hart Dyke John Hart Dyke ... Hollands' Butler
Jane How Jane How ... Lady Holland
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Following the success of his poem "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage", Byron becomes the toast of London.

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lordos Vyron See more »

Filming Locations:

Malta See more »

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Production Co:

BBC Drama Group See more »
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The sage-green Spencer with white cuffs worn by an extra at the salon is the same costume Amanda Root (Anne Elliot) wears on the street in Bath in Screen Two: Persuasion (1995), and Sally Hawkins (Anne Elliot) wears in the final scene of Persuasion (2007). See more »

Goofs

Half way through the first episode there is a long distance shot of the coach and horses coming down a hill. To the left of the road, at the top of the hill is a pile of about 20 black plastic wrapped silage bales. See more »

Quotes

Annabella Milbanke: What did you mean when you said you've done evil?
Lord Byron: Nothing, I was bored.
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Found performance appealing.
1 December 2007 | by otaqueenSee all my reviews

I find myself disagreeing with a previous reviewer. Byron was indeed a beast, apparently, but because Miller plays him as a damned beast, I found myself sympathetic toward the character.

I thought the casting was good, and especially liked "Lady Caroline"'s insanity -- what a hairdo! Lovely costuming. "Shelley" was excellent, too. He seemed soulful, half-crazed, and damned as well. Weren't all the Romantics...?

And Vanessa Redgrave, of course, was marvelous. One could actually imagine how, if there "had been fewer years between (them)," it might have been a very short dinner, indeed.

Inner-City High School English Teacher Central Valley, California


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