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Poignant dramatisation of Oscar Wilde's life, telling the story of the devoted husband and kind father who also happened to be attracted to men - in particular to the spoilt Alfred Lord Douglas, or 'Bosie'. Their relationship outraged Bosie's father, the maniacal Marquess of Queensberry, and led to a sensational trial which spelled Wilde's downfall, vividly highlighting the brutal homophobia of the Victorian legal system.

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1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Jan 2013 00:05
BBC Two except Northern Ireland


Role Contributor
Oscar WildeStephen Fry
Lord Alfred DouglasJude Law
SperanzaVanessa Redgrave
Constance LloydJennifer Ehle
AdaZoe Wanamaker
Marquess of QueensberryTom Wilkinson
Lady Mount-TempleJudy Parfitt
Lady QueensberryGemma Jones
Robbie RossMichael Sheen
John GrayIoan Gruffudd
ProducerMarc Samuelson
ProducerPeter Samuelson
WriterJulian Mitchell