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Episode 4

Charlotte arrives in London, excited to see George again and keen to take things further, however, his mother seems determined to keep them apart.

Charlotte Brontë in Babylon by Charlotte Cory

Episode Four

Drama charting five momentous visits Charlotte Brontë made to London. Charlotte Brontë arrives in London excited to see her publisher George again and keen to take things further. George's Mama however, seems determined to keep the pair apart.

Directed by Charlotte Riches
Produced by Susan Roberts

Charlotte Brontë made 5 trips down to London in the course of her momentous, shortlived but meteoric literary career. These trips chart the story of her relationship with her young publisher (and his watchful, horrified Mama), Charlotte's wide-eyed enthusiasm at visiting the place of her childhood dreams at long last and being lionized as a writer by readers. We see her difficult relationships with other authors and critics - and then the gradual disillusionment setting in as this intense, painfully honest and gauche Yorkshire novelist gradually acquires self knowledge and a clear-eyed view of the cruel and shallow fashionable literary world she had long aspired to be part of.

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15 minutes

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Charlotte Samantha Power
George Ben Lamb
Mrs Smith Claire Brown
Thackeray Jonathan Keeble
Eliza Emily Pithon
Director Charlotte Riches
Producer Susan Roberts
Writer Charlotte Cory

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