Feature-length drama written by William Boyd for the BBC's Shakespeare Retold season. In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature. But what are the identities of 'the young man' and 'the dark lady' to whom all but two of the sonnets allude? This drama imagines the characters and events that lie at the heart of one of literature's most enduring mysteries. The film stars Rupert Graves, Tom Sturridge, Indira Varma, Anna Chancellor and Zoe Wanamaker.