A Very British Friendship

Despite the popularity of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas and a close friendship with the royal family, Sir Arthur Sullivan teetered on the edge of scandal and ruin.

This programme tells the story of a relationship he kept secret throughout his life.

Clive Mantle reads extracts from Sullivan's own diary.

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Despite the popularity of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas and a close friendship with the royal family, Sir Arthur Sullivan teetered on the edge of scandal and ruin.

This programme tells the story of a relationship he kept secret throughout his life.

Clive Mantle reads extracts from Sullivan's own diary.