A down on his luck William "Bill" Shakespeare decides to pursue his latest dream: to be an aspiring writer. His adventure soon becomes dangerous when he is caught between a act of murder.
Did You Know?
The ghost sequence was not achieved using digital or optical effects. It was captured 'in camera', using a Victorian stage technique called 'Pepper's Ghost': Jim Howick's performance was reflected onto a sheet of angled glass, positioned in front of the camera, while Mat Baynton performed behind the glass. See more
When Bill and Christopher Marlowe are advertising vegetables, Bill is dressed as a tomato, which is a fruit. See more
What are you doing in a pie?
Sir Francis Walsingham
It's a disguise. Or one might say a 'despise'. Now that works in three ways; One, it's a disguise. Two, the disguise is pie and, three, it's got the word 'spies' in it. So...
It's very clever
Mortal Coil/Court Scene
Written by Bernard Hughes
Lute by Chorodophony
Percussion by Robert Millet
Recorder, Rauschpfeife & Natural Trumpet by Adrian Woodward
Double Bass by Lucy Shaw See more