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The Lover

Episode 2 of 4

Series on the brilliance of the British novel. Sebastian Faulks looks at how literary lovers, from Mr Darcy to Nick Guest, have taught us the truth about love.

In episode two of Sebastian Faulks's series on the English novel, he looks at how literary lovers have taught us the truth about love, from Jane Austen's Mr Darcy to Alan Hollinghurst's Nick Guest.

With contributions from Helen Fielding, John Carey, Adam Phillips, Alain de Botton, Simon Schama, Rowan Pelling and Alan Hollinghurst.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 1 Jul 2011 01:20

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Michael Brook

    Andean

  • Scanner

    Arc

  • Moby

    Bad Days

  • Amiina

    Boga

  • Massive Attack

    Butterfly Caught

  • Four Tet

    Circling

  • Peter Breiner & His Chamber Orchestra

    Concerto Grosso No 3 Stuck on You

  • Manderlring Quartet

    Death and the Maiden

  • Steve Reich

    Different Trains

  • Stage-Men

    Fall out

  • Helen Jane Long

    Fifths

  • Petula Clark

    For Every Man There is a Woman

  • Nick Drake

    Fruit Tree

  • Spider Cues

    Hidden Enemies

  • Grace Jones

    I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)

  • The Whitest Boy Alive

    Inflation

  • Sandy Nelson

    Let There Be Drums

  • Fun Boy Three

    Our Lips are Sealed

  • Portishead

    Over

  • ABC

    Overture from the Lexicon of Love

  • Patrick Thomas Hawes

    Perpetual

  • Bonobo

    Prelude

  • The Teen Tones

    Sands of Arabia

  • Paul Mottram

    Shadow Play

  • Michael Nyman

    The end of the Affair

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood

    The Power of Love

  • Paul Reeves

    Treat Her Right

  • Paul Mottram

    Wonderland

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sebastian Faulks
Participant Helen Fielding
Participant Helen Fielding
Participant John Carey
Participant John Carey
Participant Alain de Botton
Participant Alain de Botton
Participant Simon Schama
Participant Simon Schama
Participant Alan Hollinghurst
Participant Rowan Pelling
Participant Alan Hollinghurst
Writer Sebastian Faulks
Director David Vincent
Director David Vincent
Series Producer Mary Sackville-West
Series Producer Mary Sackville-West
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Executive Producer Basil Comely
Participant Blake Morrison
Participant Blake Morrison

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