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Boswell's Life of Byron

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Freddie Fox stars as Lord Byron and Miles Jupp as James Boswell, time-travelling biographer, recalling the lives of legends alive and dead in Jon Canter's comedy series.

by Jon Canter

Produced by Sally Avens

Comedy as James Boswell becomes a time travelling biographer doing for other celebrities what he did for Dr Johnson.
Today he meets Lord Byron at the beginning of his career and Boswell is sure he can help the young man become a celebrated poet but does Byron really need his help?

Jon Canter is an award winning comedy writer for both television and radio. He penned the radio series 'Believe It' starring Richard Wilson but his work goes back to Spitting Image. He is also the author of several books and has been called our greatest living comic novelist.
The first series of Boswell's Lives went on to win the Prix Europa for Drama.

Other celebrities that will have their lives penned by James Boswell for this series include - Simone de Beauvoir (Amelia Bullmore) Agatha Christie (Vicki Pepperdine) and Ghandi (Phaldut Sharma)

Miles Jupp is an actor, stand up and presenter of The News Quiz.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 7 Mar 2018 11:30

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Role Contributor
James Boswell Miles Jupp
Lord Byron Freddie Fox
Writer Jon Canter
Producer Sally Avens