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15. The Blind Painter

Synopsis
"My curse… To be the greatest painter who ever lived! And yet, to never be able to see them for myself!"

The year is 1893, and struggling artist Charles Delaware Tate works alone in a garret in New York City. Frustrated by his lack of artistic genius, he seems doomed to a life of misery and failure.

And then he meets Eloise Verinder... and his whole world changes.

The year is 1920. Charles Delaware Tate now lives alone in a sanatorium. But he’s still painting, creating extraordinary works of art.

Even though he is completely blind.

A new nurse arrives, eager to hear the story of Charles' rise and fall... and of his first encounter with Count Petofi...
Starring
Roger Davis (Charles Delaware Tate), Nicola Bryant (Eloise)
Written By
Directed By
Nigel Fairs and Darren Gross

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Review By jolyon
Rated 10/10 on 10/7/12 10:52 am
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Another stunning drama in this range. I can't praise this story enough. It feels like each addition to these dramatic readings is an improvement on the last - but at the same time, I've been rating them 10/10 release after release. The story of the painter, trapped in sinister deals and curses, mixed with love and tragedy, blimey this is good stuff.
9 Rated 9/10 on 6/6/11 2:01 pm
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Brit actress Nicola Bryant excels at playing more Americans and succeeds in that none of them sound like (her Doctor Who character) Peri - no mean feat! I say this is as a Brit myself, possibly American listeners may have different viewpoints.

This was a really nice story, with plenty of twists and turns and two great standout performances in what ultimately becomes a macabre tragedy. It is very easy to sympathise with Charles and Eloise at different stages of the story, and as is often the case, the ending is very satisfying indeed. Kudos to Jonathan Morris on his first DS script!