The Need For Nonsense

Episodes

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2009020920110117
20120516 (BBC7)
20120517 (BBC7)

By Julia Blackburn.

The story of the friendship between the writer and illustrator Edward Lear and his Greek manservant Giorgio, who inspired him to address the painful truths in his life.

Edward Lear....Andrew Sachs

  • giorgio kokalis....alexi kaye-campbell
  • hubert congreve as a boy....ross mckendrick
  • hubert congreve as a young man....james rastall
  • lady wortlesham....kim hicks

    directed by mary ward-lowery.

    the friendship between the writer and illustrator Edward Lear and his greek manservant

  • walter congreve....Mark Meadows

    edward lear - andrew sachs

    giorgio kokalis - alexi kaye-campbell

    walter congreve - mark meadows

    hubert congreve as a boy - ross mckendrick

    hubert congreve as a young man - james rastall

    lady wortlesham - kim hicks

    the friendship between the writer and illustrator edward lear and his greek manservant

    the sad, contradictory tale of edward lear, famed victorian artist and scribe of gleefully silly verse.

    stars andrew sachs