Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter's performance as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor has been unveiled for the first time in a new trailer for Burton And Taylor.
The one-off 90-minute drama for BBC Four will follow the couple's private and public relationship, played out against the backdrop of their ill-fated appearance in a 1983 revival of Noel Coward's stage play, Private Lives. In Private Lives they played a divorced couple who rekindle their romance, but they had already divorced for the second time when they put on the production on Broadway.
In another scene in a dressing room he says: "We're addicts Elizabeth, you and I," to which she replies: "Love is not a drug."
Taylor and Burton's relationship began when they worked on the big-budget movie Cleopatra and the couple married in 1964.
Their first 10-year marriage ended in divorce in 1974 but they tied the knot once more the following year in a remote Botswana village. Their reunion lasted just five months.
Burton, an alcoholic, died aged 58 in 1984, a year after the production of Private Lives.
He told Vogue magazine: "She's been Elizabeth Taylor, very annoyingly, for several months now. She has been reading lots of things, making notes, studying. She's like a scholar. You would think she was writing a biography."