When Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton met on the set of Cleopatra, the attraction was immediate. The public were enthralled by their illicit romance, two tempestuous marriages, frequent break-ups and extravagant reunions. They were the original fabulous stars - conspicuous in their consumption of clothes, houses, yachts, diamonds, and more damagingly, alcohol.
In 1976 Richard and Elizabeth divorced for the second time and it seemed that the romance of the century might truly be over.Then, in 1983, Richard and Elizabeth had one final reunion on the stage when they spent seven months touring with Noel Coward's Private Lives. During the tour public speculation grew about the possibility of another marriage, but in private old frictions played out once again.
This is the story of the first celebrity 'it' couple. Funny, glamorous, tempestuous and dripping with diamonds - this is the last battle of the Burtons.