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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Drama about the life of the American poet Sylvia Plath, focusing on her troubled marriage to fellow poet Ted Hughes.

As the tensions in the couple's relationship caused by Hughes's infidelity increase, the growing fragility of Plath's emotional state leads to some of her most acclaimed poetry, but ultimately also leads to her tragic death in her early thirties.

Last on

Mon 20 Dec 2010 23:30 BBC HD

Credits

Sylvia Plath
Gwyneth Paltrow
Ted Hughes
Daniel Craig
Al Alvarez
Jared Harris
Aurelia Plath
Blythe Danner
Professor Thomas
Michael Gambon
Morecambe
David Birkin
Assia Wevill
Amira Casar
David Wevill
Andrew Havill
Doreen
Lucy Davenport
Martha Bergstrom
Liddy Holloway
Director
Christine Jeffs
Producer
Alison Owen
Writer
John Brownlow

Broadcasts

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