- Actors: Daisy Goodwin, Paloma Baeza, Michelle Collins, James D'Arcy, Jack Dee
- Directors: Sally George
- Writers: Daisy Goodwin
- Producers: Sally George, Harry Thompson, Jacquie Hughes, Ned Williams
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English
- Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: 2 Entertain Video
- DVD Release Date: 2 Feb. 2004
- Run Time: 150 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- ASIN: B000171RUO
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,385 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Essential Poems (To Fall In Love With) With Daisy Goodwin 
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.
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There are a lot of wonderful poems on it, with a lot of very good readers.
The quality of the little films is poorly not so good.
But for me, it was more than worth it, to see and hear the brilliant Matthew Macfadyen.
aspects of love,spoken and acted by some well known actors.The blending of voice
and visuals is of considerable enhancement,making for a very pleasant experience
Two minor things - I felt that Ms Godwin sometimes lost the balance between older and more modern poets, veering rather more towards the latter than I would have liked, but that is subjective and a matter of personal taste. More important was that unfortunately, I found Ms Godwin's commentaries intrusive, and the inclusion of details of her personal life unnecessary. Personally, I would have preferred to have her introduce each section rather than each and every poem, and then stand back and let the poetry speak for itself.