Aubrey's Brief Lives

Collection of anecdotes by genial eccentric John Aubrey about the great and good of the 16th and 17th centuries, set against the story of his friendship with Oxford antiquarian Anthony Wood.

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01Replete With New Discoveries20081124

Curmudgeonly antiquarian Anthony Wood and brilliant eccentric John Aubrey embark together on a singular endeavour.

  • anthony wood....John Rowe
  • by Nick Warburton
  • john aubrey....James Fleet
  • directed by.... - abigail le fleming

  • 02This Is The Man20081125

    Aubrey's first batch of notes fails to meet Wood's rigorous standards, and there is a nasty surprise around the corner.

    03Such Idle Fellows As I Am20081126

    With his publication deadline fast approaching, Wood struggles to find Aubrey.

    04Hardened By Degrees20081127

    The book is published, but disaster strikes.

    By Nick Warburton.

    John Aubrey....James Fleet

    Anthony Wood....John Rowe

    Directed by Abigail le Fleming.

    05 LASTSudden Ease20081128

    A dying Wood receives an unexpected visitor.

    By Nick Warburton.

    Collection of anecdotes by genial eccentric John Aubrey about the great and good of the 16th and 17th centuries, set against the story of his friendship with Oxford antiquarian Anthony Wood.

    John Aubrey....James Fleet

    Anthony Wood....John Rowe

    Directed by Abigail le Fleming.