A footloose writer takes part in the tumultuous 20th century, while getting to know Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming, and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. He also falls in love - over and over. Based on William Boyd's bestselling novel, the three-part series stars Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen, and Sam Claflin, each playing the hero in a different stage of his eventful life. Also starring are Haley Atwell, Kim Cattrall, Gillian Anderson, Tom Hollander, and Ed Stoppard. At Oxford in the 1920s, Logan Mountstuart and friends Peter and Ben pursue literature and lust. After winning success as a novelist, Logan finds love and adventure abroad, befriending Hemingway and other notables.