Drama written by Nick O'Hagan. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an unstable but brilliant poet, becomes friends with the unknown William Wordsworth, and together they set out to recreate English poetry in the spirt of liberty and democracy. But as time goes by, cracks begin to appear in the relationship. Sam becomes addicted to opium, while William's ego and ambition distance him further from his friend.


  • 2007-10-28 01:10:00 - 2007-10-28 03:10:00 on BBC Two England, BBC Two Northern Ireland Analogue, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales Analogue, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two Scotland,


  • Director Julien Temple
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge Linus Roache
  • William Wordsworth John Hannah
  • Sara Coleridge Samantha Morton
  • Dorothy Wordsworth Emily Woof
  • Mary Wordsworth Emma Fielding
  • John Thelwall Andy Serkis
  • Robert Southey Samuel West
  • Walsh Michael Harbour
  • Tom Poole William Scott-Masson
  • Dr Gillman Clive Merrison
  • Humphry Davy Dexter Fletcher
  • Lord Byron Guy Lankester
  • Rev Holland John Standing
  • Edith Southey Andrea Lowe
  • Miss Holland Jacqueline Defferary
  • Andrew Crosse Andy de la Tour
  • Jones John Kane