A Strange Eventful History

Episodes

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0120111010 (BBC7)

Eleanor Bron reads Michael Holroyd's biography of Victorian stage greats Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. 'Fallen' Ellen runs off.

Michael Holroyd's biography of Henry Irving and Ellen Terry. 'Fallen' Ellen runs off.

0220111011 (BBC7)

Weakly John Brodribb's transformation into Victorian stage great Henry Irving. Eleanor Bron reads Michael Holroyd's biography.

Weakly John Brodribb's transformation into Victorian stage great Henry Irving.

0320111012 (BBC7)

After an American triumph, Henry Irving and Ellen Terry grow closer - until a death alters their romance. Read by Eleanor Bron.

Henry Irving and Ellen Terry grow closer - until a death alters their romance.

0420111013 (BBC7)

Ellen Terry's Lady Macbeth is a controversial success, but her relationship with Henry Irving cools off. Read by Eleanor Bron.

Ellen Terry's Lady Macbeth is a success, but her relationship with Henry Irving cools off.

05 LAST20111014 (BBC7)

Suffering a stroke on stage, Henry Irving dies - but Ellen Terry battles on. Eleanor Bron concludes Michael Holroyd's biography.

Suffering a stroke on stage, Henry Irving dies - but Ellen Terry battles on.