A multi-layered dramatisation of one of Western literature's greatest masterpieces: the medieval poet Dante's vision of Hell, where figures from Dante's own time mix with mythological and biblical characters as they suffer horribly appropriate punishments for their sins. Dante (narrated by Bob Peck) is guided physically by the Roman poet Virgil (John Gielgud) and spiritually by his life-long inspiration, Beatrice (Joanne Whalley). 'Abandon hope all ye who enter'.
Directors:Tom Phillips, Peter Greenaway
Writers:Dante Alighieri (poem), Tom Phillips
Laurie Booth .... Cerberus /
Suzan Crowley .... Francesca /
Robert Eddison .... Caronte /
John Gielgud .... Virgil /
Bob Peck .... Dante /
Robin Wright Penn .... Lucrezia (as Robin Wright) /
Joanne Whalley .... Beatrice (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) /
Susan Wooldridge .... Lucia.
Runtime: 82 min (8 parts)