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Desperate Romantics

Episode #1.4 (Season 1, Episode 4)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 54 min | Drama

Whilst Hunt is in Syria, getting stoned and painting 'The Scapegoat', Fred is charged to keep Annie away from other men. But he falls into the river whilst taking her punting and has to take his clothes off, giving her the opportunity to ...See moreWhilst Hunt is in Syria, getting stoned and painting 'The Scapegoat', Fred is charged to keep Annie away from other men. But he falls into the river whilst taking her punting and has to take his clothes off, giving her the opportunity to do the same and seduce him. Hunt is - initially - none the wiser on return but breaks off his engagenent to Annie because she will not do as he asks and gives up her elocution lessons. She takes up with wealthy Lord Rosterley, a celebrated womanizer, and refuses Hunt's pleas to return to him. Lizzie and Rossetti have more luck,getting engaged, and Ruskin acting as patron to both. He is impressed by Lizzie's drawings and paintings, which he buys, and gets Rossetti a teaching post and a commission to paint a mural. Millais, now married to Effie, and a commercial success, shows his friends his sketch for 'Bubbles', which they greet with hoots of derision. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Writers
Peter Bowker (creator) (written by) | Franny Moyle (creator)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Aug 11, 2009

Release date
Aug 11, 2009 (United Kingdom)
Awards
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3 nominations

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17 cast members
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Samuel Barnett
John Millais John Millais   See fewer
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Richenda Carey
Landlady Landlady   See fewer
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Sam Crane
Fred Walters Fred Walters   See fewer
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Phil Davis
Mr. Stone (as Philip Davis) Mr. Stone (as Philip Davis)   See fewer
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Josie Farmiloe
Charlotte Siddal Charlotte Siddal   See fewer
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Mark Heap
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens   See fewer
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Tom Hollander
John Ruskin John Ruskin   See fewer
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Jennie Jacques
Annie Miller Annie Miller   See fewer
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Polly Kemp
Mrs. Siddal Mrs. Siddal   See fewer
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Amy Manson
Lizzie Siddal Lizzie Siddal   See fewer
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Ian Puleston-Davies
Mr. Siddal Mr. Siddal   See fewer
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Rafe Spall
William Holman Hunt William Holman Hunt   See fewer
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Aidan Turner
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti   See fewer
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Samuel West
Lord Rosterley Lord Rosterley   See fewer
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Belinda Blanchard
Fan of Millais (uncredited) Fan of Millais (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philippa Burt
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Pearce
Boatman (uncredited) Boatman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 30 votes