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An intimate and emotional drama for BBC Two about the revolutionary Bloomsbury group.
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Series cast summary:
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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Release Date:

27 July 2015 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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A refreshing angle
15 August 2015 | by ceri-edwards2See all my reviews

I recorded this mini series because being a fan of Woolf's writing and being interested in Keynes I was interested in the topic. I delayed watching it because of the potential for lascivious sexism and cliché I have observed in other artistic works regarding the Bloomsbury set.

I started watching it when I was ill and was gripped. I like the way the author focused on Vanessa Bell and the avoidance of sexist representations of the women, as is so often the case, especially where there is a break from accepted relationship convention.

I was so glad the author just introduced some characters by name and didn't over explain who everyone was and list their achievements. Unlike a previous reviewer I was glad the snobbishness and self importance and flaws of individuals was not written out.

I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of angelica's experience. This took the examination of the group far beyond previous works I have encountered, giving the story some real emotional meaning.

Over all this series seemed to me to be an exploration of relationships. It reminded me of Phillip Larkin's poem of parenthood.


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