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Hugh Bonneville reads Orlando Figes' account of a love triangle that plays out amid huge cultural change in 19th-century Europe. The trio create an artistic haven in Baden-Baden.

Hugh Bonneville continues to read from Orlando Figes’ account of a love triangle set against the backdrop of huge cultural change in 19th century Europe.

The Viardots and Turgenev settle in Baden-Baden, turning their home into an artistic haven, but growing tensions between Germany and France look set to disrupt their cultural idyll.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton
Produced by Elizabeth Allard
Directed by Gemma Jenkins

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14 minutes