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Fred Walters recalls his friendship with the Victorian artists who called themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Gay

Writers:

Peter Bowker (creator), Franny Moyle (creator)

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Episode credited cast:
Samuel Barnett ... John Millais
Mark Benton ... Mr.Chadwick
Kath Burlinson Kath Burlinson ... Brothel Madame
Naomi Capron Naomi Capron ... Mrs. Walters
Sam Crane ... Fred Walters
Josie Farmiloe Josie Farmiloe ... Charlotte Siddal
Joyia Fitch Joyia Fitch ... Ruskin's Hallucination
Georgie Glen ... Ruskin's mother
Mark Heap ... Charles Dickens
Tom Hollander ... John Ruskin
Jennie Jacques ... Annie Miller
Polly Kemp ... Mrs. Siddal
Cassie Laver Cassie Laver ... Hat Shop Girl
Amy Manson ... Lizzie Siddal
Maimie McCoy ... Margaret
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Fred Walters recalls his friendship with the Victorian artists who called themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais. Initially patronizing they welcome him into their circle when he secures the modelling services of Lizzie Siddal with her long auburn tresses.Rossetti also engages another redhead, barmaid Annie Miller, but Hunt is wholly smitten by Lizzie. The boys' early work is not popular but Fred persuades the influential - and unhappily married - art critic and writer John Ruskin to lend his name in support. Lizzie and Hunt argue and she becomes Rossetti's muse whilst Annie seduces Hunt. Fred and John Millais persuade Mrs. Ruskin to bring her husband to their exhibition. Charles Dickens scoffs at their work but Ruskin extols its virtues. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama

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Release Date:

21 July 2009 (UK) See more »

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One of the characters was described as living "close to Marylebone Station". However the story was set in the mid 1800s and Marylebone Station did not open until 1899. See more »

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti: I mean, look at this - I've seen stains on a chamber pot with more artistic merit!
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