He was the greatest poet and playwright of his and any other age; a genius whose work still brings joy to millions throughout the world. Shakespeare's writings display an insight into the human character that few, if any, have been able to replicate - yet very little is known about the man himself. Where was he educated? What was his profession before his success? Featuring dramatised re-enactments from some of his most famous plays, this programme offers a glimpse into the world of the Bard of Avon. It also includes comment from actor Brian Blessed and expert analysis from leading Shakespeare critics.