Music Room, The

Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes' memoir of his magical childhood in a moated castle in which he grew up with his severely epileptic older brother.

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01*2009041320090413 (BBC7)
20140203 (BBC7)
Dan Stevens reads William Fiennes' memoir of his magical childhood in a moated castle in which he grew up with his severely epileptic older brother.The five-year-old William is preoccupied with fishing for pike in the castle's moat.|Richard's seizures become increasingly worse, and a severe form of epilepsy is diagnosed.||The five-year-old William is preoccupied with fishing for pike in the castle's moat. Richard's seizures become increasingly worse, and a severe form of epilepsy is diagnosed.
02* *2009041420090414 (BBC7)
20140204 (BBC7)
Eight-year-old William makes a playground of the castle's attic spaces and is intrigued by a secret door.|Richard experiences dark mood swings, but also finds a new pleasure when he takes up pipe smoking.||Eight-year-old William makes a playground of the castle's attic spaces and is intrigued by a secret door. Richard experiences dark mood swings, but also finds a new pleasure when he takes up pipe smoking.
03*2009041520090415 (BBC7)
20140205 (BBC7)
Richard is captivated by a heron, but is also gripped by a furious black mood.|Nine-year-old William and his friends play with antique swords and cannonballs.||Richard is captivated by a heron, but is also gripped by a furious black mood. Nine-year-old William and his friends play with antique swords and cannonballs.
042009041620090416 (BBC7)
20140206 (BBC7)
|Richard's behaviour becomes increasingly problematic, but his interest in Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Tales gives him and his family an unexpected moment of pleasure.
05 LAST* *20090417William, now 17, prepares to leave home.|Richard enjoys holidays with his parents and his days find a more even keel, but sadness looms.