In Search of Shakespeare | 4: For All Time

Michael Wood focuses on the Bard's life during the reign of King James I in the final part of the documentary series. As well as a visit to the present Queen's royal robe-makers that provides evidence of Shakespeare's role in the coronation, Wood examines the popular effect of the Gunpowder Plot, to which the playwright responded with a tale of regicide, and also sheds new light on Shakespeare's strange bequest to his wife Anne in his will.


Licence: ERA Licence required

  • Type: Factual
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Duration: 59'16''
  • Broadcast date: 2003

UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

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