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THE LONG VIEW
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Tuesday, 5 March 2002, 9:00-9:30 and repeated 21:30 - 22:00
Jonathan Freedland looks for the past behind the present. Each week, The Long View, recorded on location throughout the British Isles, takes an issue from the current affairs agenda and finds a parallel in our past.
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Naomi Campbell and Lizzie Siddal as 'Ophelia'.
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A beautiful young woman is discovered working in a London shop. She becomes a model and is soon known as 'the face' of her generation. It's not long before she starts to use drugs to help her cope with the pressure… Not Naomi Campbell but the story of Pre-Raphaelite beauty

This week on 'The Long View' Jonathan Freedland is joined by actress Juliet Stevenson to explore the story of Lizzie Siddal's descent into laundenam dependency and addiction at a time in our history when drugs were readily available and the notion of addiction was only just beginning to be understood. We discover that legislation restricting the use of drugs is a relatively recent idea: are we right to criminalise drug taking, or does that approach make matters worse?

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Left-hand picture:Rebecca Stott, Jonathan Freedland, Juliet Stevenson and Ekow Eshun outside the Tate.
Right-hand picture: Jonathan Freedland, Ekow Eshun and Gerry Stimson at site of the Hotel Sorbonniere.

to Ekow Eshun    to Gerry Stimson
to Rebecca Stott   to Peter Lilley
to conclusion    
Left-hand picture: Jonathan Freedland, Peter Lilley, Juliette Stevenson recording in Highgate cemetary.
Right-hand picture:Highate cemetery.
The programme starts at the Tate Gallery in front of John Everett Millais' unforgettable painting of Lizzie Siddal as 'Ophelia' seen through the eyes of Juliet Stevenson and Ekow Eshun. Historian Rebecca Stott tells the story of Lizzie Siddal. As we follow Lizzie Siddal's troubled life to the site of the Hotel Sorbonniere in Leceister Square, social scientist Gerry Stimson sheds light on the relationship between our attitude to drug use and our effectiveness to deal with it, and in the final scene in Highgate Cemetary Peter Lilley, MP, discusses the morality of drug abuse.
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JONATAHN FREEDLAND
Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. A weekly columnist for the Guardian and the London Evening Standard, he is the author of Bring Home the Revolution, an acclaimed analysis of modern America, and more recently a family memoir, Jacob's Gift. Next year he will publish a thriller: The Righteous Men. Read more about Jonathan Freedland

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