The Shakespeare Conspiracy

  |  Buy to Own: 19/04/2010
  |  50 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Historical documentary narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi. Drawing on original 16th century documents and the Oxford Bible, the programme investigates the lives of both Edward de Vere and William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon, revealing the former as someone already in his own lifetime revered as the best for comedies and the latter as a man who led a double life: prosperous merchant at home, well-paid frontman to the Elizabethan era's greatest poet in London. The documentary also examines modern attitudes of scholars with a vested interest in the Stratfordian myth and their suppression of relevant facts to this very day.