Dear Countess [Elizabeth Morgan]

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"You will indeed be a good husband to me John. You who are so kind will be a perfect lover as a husband."

So wrote Euphemia Chalmers Gray to her husband to be, John Ruskin. She was soon to discover, however, that the reality was very different from the fantasy into which Ruskin steadily retired.

Derek Jacobi and Timothy West star in Elizabeth Morgan's turbulent tale of John Ruskin's marriage to 'Effie'. Love and tension in equal measure.

John Ruskin.... Derek Jacobi
Effie Ruskin... Bridget McCann
Mr Ruskin... Timothy West
Mrs Ruskin... Elizabeth Morgan
Mr Gray... Henry Stamper
Mrs Gray... Eva Stuart
John Everett Millals.... Michael Fenner
Dr Henry Acland.... John Rye
Lady Elizabeth Eastlake... Madi Hedd
Lady Lewis.... Jean Trend
Mr Roberts.... Nigel Graham

Director: Gerry Jones
First broadcast on Radio 4 in May 1983.

A turbulent tale of John Ruskin's marriage to Effie. Love and tension in equal measure.