Introduced by Daisy Goodwin, featuring Alison Steadman, Matthew Macfadyen, Christopher Lee, Lisa Tarbuck, Ioan Gruffudd, Damian Lewis, Amanda Holden, Ralf Little, Imogen Stubbs, Stephen Tompkinson and Prunella Scales.
Passionate, amusing and touching, this poetic journey explores the highs and lows of romance through the worlds most memorable love poems recited by the best-loved actors. From Shakespeare to Wendy Cope; from Tennyson to Maya Angelou; from D.H. Lawrence to John Hegley, the themes of loves pain, ecstacy, uncertainty and fulfillment have been explored in beautiful, touching, bitter and witty verse. Seductive, humorous or uplifting, these poems are shown to be relevant to our lives today. Filmed in the style of a mini-drama and set in modern locations, over 35 actors and celebrities recite poems that capture the emotions and passions of love, from the heady days of seduction to the pain of breaking up.