Six Shakespearean actors and directors research the revered dramatist and reveal the stories behind and the wonders within some of his greatest plays. This week Joely Richardson investigates Twelfth Night and As You Like It.
Cerys Matthews explores the Mabinogion, a medieval book of ancient folk tales which includes the first-ever appearance of King Arthur. Translated from Welsh to English in the 19th century by Charlotte Guest, the influence of the book can be seen today in the works of JRR Tolkien and in Game of Thrones. The presenter examines the original manuscripts, and visits some of the locations in Wales that inspired many of the stories.
Journalist and author Bidisha examines Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, questioning the main themes of the novel and asking what the characterisation of the mad Creole woman in the attic says about they author's views on colonialism. T