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Armando Iannucci in Milton's Heaven and Hell

Armando Iannucci journeys through Milton's life and his great poem Paradise Lost, offering his own passionate and illuminating response to what he feels is a work of genius.

Milton is often considered too difficult and obscure for today's reader, but to Armando Iannucci Paradise Lost is a thrilling work of creative genius that we ignore at our peril.

In this film, Iannucci journeys through Milton's life and his great poem, taking in everything from Satan and the start of spin to farting angels and the questioning of God's existence, offering his own passionate and illuminating response to Paradise Lost.

Along the way, he talks to schoolchildren, politicians and former prisoners to build up a picture of what Milton was like, and why his art may have turned out the way it did.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 12 Sep 2018 02:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Armando Iannucci
Director Zoe Silver
Producer Zoe Silver
Producer Mary Sackville-West
Executive Producer Eamon Hardy

Broadcasts

  • Wed 27 May 2009 21:00
  • Wed 3 Jun 2009 21:00
  • Wed 12 Sep 2018 02:00