Aired Saturday November 25, 1:00am - 2:00amon BBC Two

Shakespeare: Rise of a Genius

Series 1 Episode 3

Shakespeare's life and legacy is threatened when the Gunpowder Plot unearths a secret he has worked all his life to bury: his family are Catholics, traitors to the crown. When his daughter is implicated in the fallout, Shakespeare produces `Macbeth'.

Biography / Drama documentary / Miniseries
Original air date
Cast and crew
  • Julian JonesDirector
  • Juliet StevensonNarrator