The painter Mario Minniti has travelled to Naples to seek out his old friend and former mentor Caravaggio. But on arrival, the great painter is nowhere to be found. In a bid to find him, Mario retraces Caravaggio's last known movements. His search reveals a life lived dangerously. Starring David Tennant as Mario Minniti, with Anton Lesser, Peter Hamilton, Joe Dempsie, Tracy Wiles and Harry Livingstone.
A BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama written by Stephen Wakelam portraying the tempestuous marriage between Leo and Sofya Tolstoy. Originally broadcast in the ‘Woman’s Hour Drama’ slot from 9 August 2010 - 13 August 2010. In his fifties the great writer Leo Tolstoy has a spiritual crisis and converts to Christianity. He stops sleeping with his wife. They have ten children. Taking the vows of poverty and chastity literally Tolstoy wants to give everything away but Sofya has a large family to feed.
A BBC Radio 3 full-cast drama by Stephen Wakelam on a period in the life of Shakespeare. Business is going well, but the playwright urgently needs a collaborator for his latest play. His daughter is getting married. His brother has a sick child and is in need of a job. It is 1607, and Shakespeare's life is at a turning point. Starring Antony Sher as William Shakespeare, Will Keen as Jack Robinson, and Stephen Critchlow as John Marston.