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Tune in to see Borough residents pay tribute to George Eliot on BBC 4 this weekend!

Published on Friday, 8th November 2019

George Eliot statue in the town with shops in the background

The BBC will celebrate George Eliot’s legacy this weekend and mark her Bicentenary year with a unique, new documentary which reveals the fascinating life of the region’s beloved Victorian novelist.

The hour long programme, ‘Everything is Connected – George Eliot’s Life’ directed by Artist Gillian Wearing will air on Sunday 10 November at 9pm on BBC 4.

George Eliot was the pen name for Mary Ann Evans; she was born on the 22 November, in 1819 on the Arbury Estate in Nuneaton and lived at Griff, midway between Bedworth and Nuneaton, until she was 21.

Scenes from the Arbury Estate will feature in the programme as well as Griff House, Arbury Hall and Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery.

The programme will feature local people from Nuneaton, Coventry and London together with writers and actors reading extracts from George Eliot’s novels. There will also be letters and first-hand accounts written by those who knew her.