Nicholas Rowe and Ed Stoppard star in The Importance of Being Oscar.

New BBC Drama Documentary. The story of Oscar Wilde’s rise before his fall. With scenes from his greatest work and a star-studded cast including Nicholas Rowe playing Oscar Wilde and Ed Stoppard playing various roles. 

The Importance Of Being Oscar brings together a stellar cast to explore the Irish writer Oscar Wilde’s illustrious career, controversial personal life and concluding fall from grace. BBC Two viewers are invited to join experts, enthusiasts and biographers as they step inside Wilde’s life and career.

Watch on Saturday 20th April at 9pm on BBC2.