Armando Iannucci - the man who's lent his writing skills to The Day Today; I'm Alan Partridge; The Thick Of It; and, most recently, In The Loop - explores his passion for John Milton's epic poem, Paradise Lost. As a poet, Milton is often considered too difficult, obscure or miserable for today's reader, but to Iannucci, Paradise Lost is a thrilling work of creative genius that should be embraced by modern society. Milton tackles everything from good and evil to human freedom and the existence of God, in language unparalleled in both scope and variety. In the film, Iannucci dives into the detail and looks at the way Milton's extraordinary life - encompassing work as spin doctor to Oliver Cromwell, being imprisoned in the tower of London and losing his sight - fed into his masterpiece.