Byron: Part 1 of 2
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An abusive childhood has awakened the poet in Lord Byron. At 23 years old, he traversed Europe on his own, but despite adventures across war zones and through some of the most resplendent areas of the Mediterranean, he still possesses a heavy heart. Bryon's one treasured item is a poetic record of his exploits, Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage. It is this book which, when published, raises Byron to the dizzying heights of London's upper crust. Now, beautiful women, fame and riches are all at Lord Byron's fingertips, but a life of luxury is no substitute for love, and the one woman Lord Byron wants is the one he cannot have, his half sister Augusta. This epic true story paints a picture of the man behind the poetry, Lord Byron himself. Stars Jonny Lee Miller and Vanessa Redgrave.