The show is based in the 19th century industrial London and follows a group of artist that call themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a vagabond group of English painters, poets and critics.
This is a relationship drama through the eyes of this group of young dysfunctional male romantics, the series follows their lives as they audaciously scheme, plot and struggle their was to find fame, fortune and the recognition they long for.
The drama was described by Kate Harwood says: "Basically, it's Entourage with easels. Desperate Romantics paints a modern, vivid and irreverent portrait of this group of painters whose attitude to the establishment makes them comparable to the punks a hundred years later.
"I'm delighted that BBC Drama Production continues to surprise with our diverse dramas, ranging from the recent BBC Two hit House Of Saddam to forthcoming productions including A Short Stay In Switzerland starring Julie Walters."
Having watch the first episode I am sure to be there ready for the second when it is show next week. Long live quality drama from the BBC.