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Desperate Romantics

Premier :: 2009-07-21

Airs :: Tuesday 21:00 on BBC Two

Genre :: Drama

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Three young men, known as The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, are distracted by greed, hunger, jealousy and lust when they embark on a mission to transform the Victorian art world.

Latest Episode

Series 1 - Episode 6 - Episode 6
Aired - 25 August 2009

Episode summary:

Rossetti and Lizzie return from their honeymoon ready to settle into conventional married life. However, when Millais proposes the idea of an artistic colony for the Brotherhood and their wives, Rossetti is immediately attracted by the bohemian notion of group living. Lizzie, on the other hand, can't bear to think of Rossetti living under the same roof as other women. Unfortunately for her, it doesn't take an artistic colony for Rossetti's eye to wander, and within days of their return he starts up an affair with William Morris's wife, Jane Burden. When Ruskin also forsakes Lizzie, withdrawing his support for her art now that she is a married woman, it begins to look as if laudanum has become her only remaining refuge. Hunt sets out to win back Annie Miller, hoping to persuade her to move into the colony with him. He sends Fred to deliver his latest offer of marriage. Annie, unsurprisingly, has had enough of Hunt's indecision and tells Fred that she has no intention of accepting Hunt's proposal. Fred sees this as the perfect moment to seize his own chance of happiness, and he proposes to her himself. Annie bursts out laughing at the idea of marriage to Fred. Humiliated, Fred vows to himself to protect no one's feelings in future, and to always tell the truth, no matter how brutal. However, when he chooses the fragile Lizzie as a recipient of one of his home truths, little can he imagine the devastating consequences.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 1

+ Episode - 6 Episode 6 Aired - 25 August 2009
+ Episode - 5 Episode 5 Aired - 18 August 2009
+ Episode - 4 Episode 4 Aired - 11 August 2009
+ Episode - 3 Episode 3 Aired - 04 August 2009
+ Episode - 2 Episode 2 Aired - 28 July 2009
+ Episode - 1 Episode 1 Aired - 21 July 2009

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