February 23-March 1: Including Elementary and the Oscars

By Fiona Rae In TV Week

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14th February, 2013
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23 Shakespeare in Italy (BBC Knowledge, Sky 074, 7.30pm). Architect, author, historian and film-maker Francesco da Mosto solves the riddle of Shakespeare’s missing years – he was in Italy, of course, where he was inspired to write so many of his masterpieces. Apparently, da Mosto is almost charming enough to get away with this assertion. Almost. He starts with the love stories, whereas the second episode is a look at Italy as a land of adventure and ambition. Actors Emma Thompson, Mark Rylance and Ciaran Hinds ...

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