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Episode 3

Eleanor Bron reads from Michael Holroyd's biography of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving, two greats of the Victorian stage.

Irving's blood-and-thunder melodramas and versions of Shakespeare proved huge hits at the Lyceum Theatre. After a triumphant tour of the United States, his relationship with Ellen deepened and a romance was rumoured. But the course of their relationship was to change with the death of the father of Ellen's two illegitimate children.

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Thu 18 Sep 2008 00:30

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