Augustus and Gwen: The Fire and the Fountain

The story of the artist siblings Augustus and Gwen John, following their childhood in Wales, their days at art school in London, their love affairs and their painting careers.

"As an artist, you've got to get excited before you can do anything, and beauty is a great excitant. Certainly, I have an interest in women. If it's beauty, it's love, in my case.' (1975)

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50 minutes

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Tue 29 Jan 1985 23:00
BBC One Wales

BBC Four Bohemian Icons Collection

BBC Four Bohemian Icons Collection
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Role Contributor
WriterEric Rowan
NarratorJohn Darran
ProducerGethyn Stoodley Thomas
ParticipantPoppet Pol
ParticipantVivien White
ParticipantMary Taubman
ParticipantEdwin John
ParticipantCaspar John
ParticipantRomilly John

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