The Music Room

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.

Episodes

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01*2009041320140203 (BBC7)

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* *2009041420140204 (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*2009041520140205 (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.

05 LAST* *20090417

William, now 17, prepares to leave home.

Richard enjoys holidays with his parents and his days find a more even keel, but sadness looms.