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Desperate Romantics

Episode #1.6 (Season 1, Episode 6)
TV Episode | 52 min | Drama

The Rossettis return from honeymoon to a proposal from Millais; to preserve the Brotherhood they should all move into his house. They agree, out of financial need, as Ruskin has dropped Lizzie as his pupil - on the grounds of her marriage ...See moreThe Rossettis return from honeymoon to a proposal from Millais; to preserve the Brotherhood they should all move into his house. They agree, out of financial need, as Ruskin has dropped Lizzie as his pupil - on the grounds of her marriage - in favour of a very young girl. Annie, dumped by her lord, turns down proposals from Hunt and Fred, vowing to bag herself another peer. She does, however, obtain hush money from Hunt not to publish his saucy love letters to her. A slighted Fred resolves only to tell the truth, starting by telling Lizzie (whom he still loves) he believes her husband aims to start an affair with Jane, his latest model and betrothed of Morris. Lizzie overdoses on laudanum and dies. Fred lies to her family about the note she left, claiming it was an accident to spare their feelings. Rossetti is tormented, believing he did not love Lizzie enough. All the same he does rescue his love poems to her from her grave. They will sell after all. Hunt returns to the Middle East whilst the other painters establish their commune. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Peter Bowker (creator) (written by) | Franny Moyle (creator)
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Updated Aug 25, 2009

Release date
Aug 25, 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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Sam Crane
Fred Walters Fred Walters   See fewer
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Rebecca Davies
Fanny Cornforth Fanny Cornforth   See fewer
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Josie Farmiloe
Charlotte Siddal Charlotte Siddal   See fewer
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Poppy Lee Friar
Rose La Touche Rose La Touche   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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Dyfrig Morris
William Morris William Morris   See fewer
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Ian Puleston-Davies
Mr. Siddal Mr. Siddal   See fewer
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Peter Sandys-Clarke
Edward Burne-Jones Edward Burne-Jones   See fewer
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Rafe Spall
William Holman Hunt William Holman Hunt   See fewer
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Zoë Tapper
Effie Millais Effie Millais   See fewer
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Natalie Thomas
Jane Burden Jane Burden   See fewer
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Aidan Turner
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti   See fewer
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Christian Wolf-La'Moy
Drinker at Inn / Tavern Drinker at Inn / Tavern   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.3 / 10 | 33 votes