BBC - BBC Four Documentaries - Historians of Genius: Thomas Carlyle I stumbled across this on BBC4 last night and was transfixed. I have tried to read Carlyle in the past and found him turgid, yet when it was presented aloud I was gripped and compelled. I recognised the actor who read the text but I cannot remember his name.
Update: the actor in question is Bill Paterson - as can be seen from the page to which I have linked. Dear me, it must be too early in the morning.