In Search of Shakespeare | A Time of Revolution
Historian Michael Wood embarks on the first of a four-part investigation into the turbulent and dangerous world of Elizabethan England to chart the extraordinary life of arguably the world's greatest writer - William Shakespeare. Archival evidence, from spies' reports to a coded prison diary, reveals the fascinating dark side of Shakespeare's world. Wood traces William's early days, exploring his schooling, his father's shady business deals and the dark secret that ruined the family. Finally, in Worcester Cathedral, the riddle of Shakespeare's shotgun wedding is untangled, an event that left him a teenage father with decidedly slim career prospects.Tweet
Great British Railway Journeys | Long Itchington to Moseley
In the Tudor town of Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, Michael visits the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, home since 1961 to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
See Hear | S42E6
Yvonne and Julian learn about translating Shakespeare into BSL.