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Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts — Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher. — to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

Shakespeare Uncovered begins Monday at 1:00 p.m.


Season 3
Episode 6
Sir Antony Sher unveils the life of Shakespeare’s “Richard III,” comparing the historical...
Season 3
Episode 5
Simon Russell Beale uncovers the romance and betrayals of “The Winter’s Tale” and shows...
Season 3
Episode 4
Brian Cox explores how "Julius Caesar," for many years, was seen to represent the...
Season 3
Episode 3
Romola Garai explores “Measure for Measure,” one of Shakespeare’s most provocative plays...
Season 3
Episode 2
F. Murray Abraham untangles the controversies surrounding “The Merchant of Venice,”...
Season 3
Episode 1
Helen Hunt explores how “Much Ado About Nothing” became one of Shakespeare’s most beloved...


The final season investigates six more of Shakespeare's plays.