Christopher Wood presents a very personal view of paintings from the reign of Queen Victoria. In this first program of the series, he tells how he discovered Pre-Raphaelite paintings for himself. At the time they were unfashionable and hidden away in the basements of galleries. The magic names of Rossetti, Millais and Holman Hunt revealed their secrets, and he learned of the tragedy behind one particular painting.
Part of the series: Painters to the People
Director of photography: Edwin Mickleburgh Presenter/Writer: Christopher Wood Original music: Ed Shearmur