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Episode Guide: A Love Story

Episode Guide: A Love Story

Posted: Friday, 17th October 2008

Imagine examines what makes a great love story this week and looks at the books, films and pop songs that have tackled the thorny issue of love, pain and desire.

Lancelot and Guinevere, Wuthering Heights, Pride And Prejudice, Lady Chatterley's Lover, 24 hours From Tulsa, Casablanca, Brief Encounter and Lolita are all great love stories. But what makes them special? According to Pulitzer prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides, "A great love story has to have a fly in the ointment."

Other contributors include best-selling authors Sarah Waters; Helen Fielding; Jane Austen's biographer, Claire Tomalin; Burt Bacharach's lyricist, Hal David; screen doctor Robert McKee; psychoanalyst Adam Phillips; and literature professor John Sutherland.

A Love Story: Tuesday 21st October, BBC One, 10:25pm

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