Conceived by Sir Ronald Millar, Martin Landau and Tom Polum
Based on the original letters of Abelard and Heloise
Based on the play Abelard and Heloise by Sir Ronald Millar which was inspired by the novel Peter Abelard by Helen Waddell
12th-century religious lovers, known for their letters in the age when romantic love was not widely expressed. Famously torn apart by the church, they were only reunited centuries later when Napoleon's Josephine reunited their remains in a grave.