'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' was published in 1865, and revolutionised children's writing. It made a mockery of much that had preceded it; the cautionary tale where young mischievous children were soundly punished for their misdeeds, and school tales that expressed the view that those who obeyed the rules would be celebrated and rewarded. At it's core is a world where cause and effect have little relationship in either the material or moral sphere. Yet within this baffling and unpredictable realm, one character emerges who is capable of challenging the chaos and attempting to bestow order on it - Alice. This programme explores the tragic and impossible love affair that underlay the creation of this work of comic and verbal genius. It also investigates the influences that helped form the attitudes of the brilliant Oxford don who gave birth to a unique world whose influence on every form of creative media can hardly be overestimated.