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Misfits in France - Impressions of Honfleur, Reunions in Rouen


Series in which Julian Barnes and Hermione Lee explore the connections between a group of Victorian writers and artists who crossed the English Channel for different reasons. The series ends in Rouen, where Oscar Wilde rekindled his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas after a lonely summer in exile outside Dieppe. The museum in Rouen also holds a collection of paintings by Monet, Sisley and Walter Sickert's friend and patron - Jacques Emile Blanche. Oscar Wilde ...... Simon Russell Beale Claude Monet ...... Jonathan Tafler Walter Sickert ...... Stephen Critchlow.

Broadcasts

  • 2008-11-06 11:30:00 - 2008-11-06 12:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,
  • 2009-10-09 23:30:00 - 2009-10-10 00:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,