By following Byron's journey, Rupert attempts to experience and interpret the poet's life, his motivations and his feelings. Byron's first great journey had been about escape. Lord Byron's second (saucy) journey, the subject of this second programme, was about exile. Following the huge success of his epic poem Childe Harold, Byron became the toast of London society. But with a series of affairs, a love child by his half-sister (ew, ew, ew), a broken marriage and rumours of homosexuality, Byron soon fell out of favour and was cast into exile. On his travels Byron encountered, and participated in, new levels of depravity, which gave birth to his great rebellious statement and masterpiece, Don Juan, which challenged British attitudes to sex. In this film, Rupert continues his quest through Switzerland, where Byron enjoyed free love with Shelley, his wife Mary and her step-sister; to Italy, where Byron was welcomed by the cream of Italian society and is still admired, as Rupert discovers when he meets Donatella Versace; and Greece, where Byron's rebellion was complete when he disowned Britain and joined the Greek movement for independence