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Armando Iannucci In Milton’s Heaven And Hell

Issue No. 2152

Writer and director of the recent film In The Loop, Armando Iannucci explores John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost in this part of the BBC’s poetry season.

Milton’s masterpiece documents Satan’s revolt against God, and humanity’s Fall through the casting out of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.

Iannucci looks at how Milton’s his involvement in the English Revolution of the 1640s and his close relationship with Oliver Cromwell influenced Paradise Lost.

9pm, BBC2, Wednesday 27 May

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Tue 19 May 2009, 19:01 BST
Issue No. 2152
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