Victorian artists painted some of the finest pictures of fairies, knights in armour, damsels and figures from folklore. Tonight's episode of The Victorians, the BBC series about 19th Century paintings, is all about them.
Called Dreams and Nightmares, it shows how artists in the final years of Queen Victoria's reign rebelled against materialistic and moral values by portraying England's mythological past and fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Presenter Jeremy Paxman will be meeting a pair of spiritualist mediums, visiting Broadmoor hospital to find out about artist and madman Richard Dadd and looking at Pre-Raphealite pictures.
Although this kind of art might not be as fashionable as it once was, I admit I love late Victorian pictures of fairies and I'll definitely be watching the programme tonight, at 9pm on BBC. If you miss it, it should be on iPlayer for at least another week.