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Dickens' Secret Lover Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Sun, Jan 23, 2011 -- 10:30 PM

When 19th century British novelist Charles Dickens was 45 years old and married with 9 children, he met Nelly Ternan, an 18 year old actress with whom he fell hopelessly in love. Thus began an ongoing clandestine relationship that he kept secret for the rest of his life. This program reveals how this very public figure kept his private life secret via Byzantine financial arrangements, meticulously planned railway journeys, networks of safe-houses and the burning of personal papers and private letters. Ultimately, the strain of his double life resulted in a premature death for the highly gifted yet deeply troubled artist.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 -- 4:43 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 -- 10:44 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 -- 4:30 AM
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