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The Love School

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Developed by  BBC Television
No. of episodes  6 (list of episodes)
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Created by  John Hale Ray Lawler Robin Chapman John Prebble
Starring  Ben Kingsley Peter Egan
Producer(s)  Piers Haggard John Glenister Robert Knights

The Love School (broadcast in the U.S. as The Brotherhood) is a BBC television drama series originally broadcast in 1975 about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, written by John Hale, Ray Lawler, Robin Chapman and John Prebble. It was directed by Piers Haggard, John Glenister and Robert Knights. It was shown during January and February 1975. Each episode was 75 minutes in length.

The drama was a significant influence on the subsequent 2009 series Desperate Romantics. It was also the basis of the historical novel of the same name by Hale.


  • Peter Egan as John Everett Millais
  • Ben Kingsley as Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  • Bernard Lloyd as William Holman Hunt
  • Gareth Hunt as Thomas Woolner
  • Patricia Quinn as Elizabeth Siddal
  • David Collings as John Ruskin
  • Anne Kidd as Effie Gray
  • Sheila White as Annie Miller
  • Kenneth Colley as Edward Burne-Jones
  • David Burke as William Morris
  • Kika Markham as Jane Morris
  • Malcolm Tierney as Ford Madox Brown
  • References

    The Love School Wikipedia