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Each programme tells the story of an item belonging to a famous individual, which when found after their death, sheds new light on either them or their work.

As a biographer, a new discovery can be both a blessing and a threat.

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0101Frances Nelson's Letters20040101"

Each programme tells the story of an item belonging to a famous individual, which when found after their death, sheds new light on either them or their work.

As a biographer, a new discovery can be both a blessing and a threat.Historian Hannah Greig meets Colin White at the National Maritime Museum to find out why the discovery of letters written by Frances Nelson, identify for the very first time how she tried to save her marriage to Horatio Nelson

"Each programme tells the story of an item belonging to a famous individual, which when found after their death, sheds new light on either them or their work.

As a biographer, a new discovery can be both a blessing and a threat.Historian Hannah Greig meets Colin White at the National Maritime Museum to find out why the discovery of letters written by Frances Nelson, identify for the very first time how she tried to save her marriage to Horatio Nelson"

As a biographer, a new discovery can be both a blessing and a threat."

"New series A five-part series that examines items belonging to famous people, found aftertheir deaths, that shed new light on them. 1: Historian

Hannah Greig meets Colin White to find out why the discovery of letters by Frances Nelson prove that she did try to save her marriage to Horatio Nelson. Producer Rachel White"

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0102Bronte's Letters20040108"

"Writer Michele Roberts has used the letters Charlotte Bronte wrote to her Belgian tutor Monsieur Heger in her own work but until this programme had never seen the letters first hand. Michele asks Bronte biographer Lucasta Miller, why the publication of these letters in 'The Times' at the start of the 20th Century, completely shattered Charlotte's image for many people."

"2/5. Continuing the series that examines items belongingto famous people, found aftertheir deaths, that shed new light on them. Writer

Michele Roberts asks Charlotte Bronte biographer Lucasta Miller whythe publication in The Times at the start of the 20th century of the letters that Bronte wrote to her Belgian tutor, Monsieur Heger , completely shattered Bronte's image for many people. Producers Rachel White and Sera Lefroy Owen"

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0103Turner's Sketchbooks20040115'Sister Wendy Beckett goes to Tate Britain to delve into Turner's sketchbooks which were found after his death, and talks to Turner biographer James Hamilton, about the richness of his sketch work and his surprising interest in erotic imagery.'

'3/4. A series that examines items belonging to famous people, found aftertheir deaths, that shed new light on them. Sister Wendy Beckett goes to Tate Britain in London to delve into JMW Turner's sketchbooks and talks to Turner biographer James Hamilton about the richness of the painter'swork and his surprising interest in erotic imagery. Producers Rachel White and Sera Lefroy Owen'

0104 LASTRupert Brooke's Letters20040122"

"Biographer Kathryn Hughes goes to the British Library to talk to Andrew Motion about a cache of letters written by Rupert Brooke and a memoir by his lover, Phyllis Gardner."

"4/4 A series that examines items belonging to famous people, found aftertheir deaths, that shed new light on their lives. As a biographer, a new discovery can be both a blessing and a threat. Biographer Kathryn Hughes goes to the British

Library to talk to Andrew Motion about a cache ot letters written by Rupert Brooke. and a memoir by his lover, Phyllis Gardner.

Producers Rachel White and Sera Lefroy Owen"

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0201Isadora Duncan's Dance Manual20040312"

"Jane Pritchard, arcHIVist at the Rambert Dance Company, talks to biographer Peter Kurth about a rare dance manual hand written by Isadora Duncan."

"Jane Pritchard , archivist at the Rambert Dance

Company, talks to biographer Peter Kurth about a rare dance manual, handwritten by Isadora Duncan. Producers Rachel Fiona White and Sera Lefroy Owen"

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