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Life in Squares 

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An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group.
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Eve Best ...  Vanessa Bell / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Ed Birch Ed Birch ...  Lytton Strachey 3 episodes, 2015
Phoebe Fox ...  Vanessa Bell / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Andrew Havill ...  Clive Bell 3 episodes, 2015
Finn Jones ...  Julian Bell 3 episodes, 2015
James Norton ...  Young Duncan Grant 3 episodes, 2015
Rupert Penry-Jones ...  Duncan Grant 3 episodes, 2015
Lucy Boynton ...  Angelica Bell 2 episodes, 2015
Elliot Cowan ...  Roger Fry 2 episodes, 2015
Edmund Digby-Jones Edmund Digby-Jones ...  Quentin Bell 2 episodes, 2015
Jerome Finch Jerome Finch ...  Saxon Sydney-Turner 2 episodes, 2015
Guy Henry ...  Leonard Woolf 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Hoare ...  Young Clive Bell 2 episodes, 2015
Edmund Kingsley ...  John Maynard Keynes 2 episodes, 2015
Lydia Leonard ...  Young Virginia / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Anton Lesser ...  Dr. Hyslop 2 episodes, 2015
Ben Lloyd-Hughes ...  David Garnett 2 episodes, 2015
Catherine McCormack ...  Virginia Woolf / ... 2 episodes, 2015
James Northcote ...  Adrian Stephen 2 episodes, 2015
Simon Thomas Simon Thomas ...  George Bergen 2 episodes, 2015
Al Weaver ...  Young Leonard Woolf 2 episodes, 2015
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An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group.

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A wonderful insight into the enigmatic Bloomsbury Group
3 August 2015 | by ccookiemailSee all my reviews

It's part two of Life in Squares tonight about the Bloomsbury Group and Virginia Woolf on BBC2 tonight at 21.00. In the first episode we romped through nearly ten years and saw how the embryonic group grew out of some Cambridge male graduates in the modern Bohemian squares of Bloomsbury. They were young free and single and OK. for money and everything was exciting. We saw how the complex relationships of Vanessa (nee Stephen) Bell, Virginia (nee Stephen) Woolf and the death of Thoby Stephen who brought the group together for their Thursday evening meetings. Painter Vanessa Stephen and her writer sister Virginia embarked on a life of unexpected and emerged from the whaleboned strictures of Victoria England. It was a remarkably accurate portrayal and covered a lot of ground in a short hour long program. I loved the lighting and treatment of some difficult subjects which set up tonight's second episode for an exciting continuation.


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