Adapted by Chris Bryant from Marion Meade's historical novel of the same name, STEALING HEAVEN retells the true story of the ill-fated romance between the French religious philosopher Abelard (Derek de Lint) and Heloise (Kim Thomson), niece of a church canon, in 12th-century Paris. The
finest teacher at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, Abelard is a lover of earthly delights, but his vocation requires him to practice celibacy. To protect him from the influence of his lusty students, the bishop of Paris (Bernard Hepton) orders Abelard to move into the home of the canon, Fulbert
(Denholm Elliott), and it is only a matter of time before the philosopher and the brigh...