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  • Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

On the surface, the Victorian age is one of propriety, industry, prudishness and piety. But scratch the surface and you’ll find scandal, sadism, sex, madness, malice and murder. Presented by Stephen Fry, this series delves deep into a period of time we think we know, to discover an altogether darker reality. The stories we’re told offer a different perspective on an era which underwent massive social change. As education, trade, technology and culture blossomed, why was there an undercurrent of the ‘forbidden’ festering beneath Victorian society?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love this!

  • By bridget Huolohan on 28-11-2018

Can you believe it - things were different then🙄

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-2019

These would be really interesting stories- except it is basically one long mockery of the people of this time. Shockingly enough they were not living in our wonderfully enlightened days and OMG , apparently that’s unforgivable and laughable.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Warhorses of Letters: Complete Series 1-3

  • The Poignant BBC Radio 4 Comedy
  • By: Marie Phillips
  • Narrated by: Daniel Rigby, full cast, Stephen Fry, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 2

Stephen Fry, Daniel Rigby and Tamsin Greig star in all three series of the poignant BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. Warhorses of Letters is the world's finest and best-loved equine, military, epistolary romance, comprising the newly discovered love letters between two horses united by passion but cruelly divided by conflict.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Really good until the war was over

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-02-2018

Really good until the war was over

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-2018

It was great until post-Waterloo where it all just went stupid. And by stupid, I mean REALLY stupid. Can deal with horses writing love letters, but not horses writing novels.