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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
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Series cast summary:
Samuel Barnett ...  John Millais 6 episodes, 2009
Sam Crane ...  Fred Walters 6 episodes, 2009
Josie Farmiloe Josie Farmiloe ...  Charlotte Siddal 6 episodes, 2009
Tom Hollander ...  John Ruskin 6 episodes, 2009
Jennie Jacques ...  Annie Miller 6 episodes, 2009
Amy Manson ...  Lizzie Siddal 6 episodes, 2009
Rafe Spall ...  William Holman Hunt 6 episodes, 2009
Aidan Turner ...  Dante Gabriel Rossetti 6 episodes, 2009
Mark Heap ...  Charles Dickens 5 episodes, 2009
Polly Kemp Polly Kemp ...  Mrs. Siddal 5 episodes, 2009
Ian Puleston-Davies ...  Mr. Siddal 5 episodes, 2009
Zoë Tapper ...  Effie Ruskin / ... 5 episodes, 2009
Georgie Glen ...  Ruskin's Mother / ... 4 episodes, 2009
Phil Davis ...  Mr. Stone 3 episodes, 2009
Mark Benton ...  Mr.Chadwick 2 episodes, 2009
Rebecca Davies Rebecca Davies ...  Fanny Cornforth 2 episodes, 2009
Poppy Lee Friar ...  Rose La Touche 2 episodes, 2009
Maimie McCoy ...  Margaret 2 episodes, 2009
Dyfrig Morris Dyfrig Morris ...  William Morris 2 episodes, 2009
Peter Sandys-Clarke ...  Edward Burne-Jones 2 episodes, 2009
Natalie Thomas Natalie Thomas ...  Jane Burden 2 episodes, 2009
Christian Wolf-La'Moy ...  Drinker at Inn / ... 2 episodes, 2009
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

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2009 (UK) See more »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Although both Aidan Turner and Phil Davis went on to appear in Being Human (2008), they never appeared together as Turner left the series before Davis joined. See more »

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Hot, Steamy, Educational
10 August 2009 | by pianysSee all my reviews

So far I have only seen the first three episodes, but I must say I am hooked big time. I love a good costume drama, especially one based on real life historical people. This one tells the tale of the Pre-Rafaelite Brotherhood, a group of young, talented and influential artists, active in London around 1850. As with most historical dramas, you can argue that the story has been modernized to appeal to what an audience today wants to see, rather than depict a true documentation of actual facts, but I have no problem with that whatsoever. I want my dramas hot, juicy and plot and character driven; as I want my documentaries dry and fact based. As it happens, this show has kept me busy online for several hours, finding out more about these artists and their paintings. So my verdict is: hot, steamy and educational.


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