Ian McDiarmid reads Benjamin Woolley's spellbinding portrait of Dr John Dee, scientist, philosopher and conjuror at the court of Elizabeth I.
Abridged in five parts by Neville Teller.
Dr Dee has an impact on the building of the Elizabethan empire.
The appearance of a new star sends the courts of Europe into turmoil.
Dr Dee's occult practices lead him to the Bohemian court of Rudolf II.
Dr Dee's last years.