John Donne was born in 1572 into a well off catholic family. After a careful education he soon became recognised as one of the wittiest and most imaginative writers of love poetry of his age. In a society which had Shakespeare as it's major daramatist this was no mean accolade. However his life was blighted by a marraige which crossed the social divides of his day and in his creative life he turned to writing religious poems and sermons in the prevaiing beliefs of the protestant Church of England. The story of his life is a fascinating one and the film follows his fortunes as he wrestles with his conscience and becomes Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London. 2020 dur:51'53"