Famous Lovers

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Famous Lovers

Romeo & Juliet, Caesar & Cleopatra, Tristan & Yseult, King Arthur and Genevieve – can we say one name without the other?  These are the classic stories of love, passion and romance, their love the stuff of legends . . . but what of real famous couples who had a love that would light the ages?. . . love that was scandalous, tragic, forbidden, loyal . . . and oft-times entirely unexpected.

Drawing on tradition, eye-witness accounts, contemporary writings and actual letters, presenter Lianne Harris takes a peek inside the intimate, daring, wrenching, even tempestuous private lives of some of history’s real great couples.