In 1809, Lord Byron embarked on the first of his legendary journeys through Europe. To mark the 200th anniversary, actor Rupert Everett follows in Byron’s footsteps in an attempt to understand the man whose maverick sex life, precocious literary talent and stunning good looks made him Britain’s first modern celebrity.
Wednesday 3 October 8.30pm Ep 1
Actor Rupert Everett retraces the 1809 journey of the infamous Lord Byron, Britain’s first modern celebrity. Byron’s first adventure was to escape the decadence of London, heading to Spain, Greece, Albania and Turkey.
Wednesday 10 October 8.30pm Ep 2
Actor Rupert Everett retraces the 1809 journey of the infamous Lord Byron. Following a series of affairs, an infamous romance with his half-sister, and rumours of homosexuality, the once-respected Byron was cast into exile.