|Shakespeare’s appeal is often said to be timeless; these contemporary adaptations of four of his plays prove the description apt. Each program puts a modern gloss on a Shakespearean classic, further highlighting the core strength and attraction of the Bard’s perennial themes. The drama of Macbeth moves from Scottish moors to a 3-star London restaurant, while the romantic intrigues of Much Ado about Nothing occur in a TV news studio, but the fascination is unmistakably Shakespeare. Produced by BBC Northern Ireland and Horsebridge Productions. 4-part series, 86–90 minutes each.