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Encyclopedia > BBC Television Shakespeare

The BBC Television Shakespeare was a set of television adaptations of the plays of Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. The series was initiated by Cedric Messina, and produced by Messina, Jonathan Miller, and Shaun Sutton; directors and other crew varied from play to play. The entire series has been released on video, under the banner title The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare and on DVD as The (BBC TV) Shakespeare Collection. The BBC had presented series of Shakespeare's plays in the past: An Age of Kings (BBC, 1960) and Spread of the Eagle (BBC, 1963), but this ambitious project would need support from an American partner to provide access to the United States market. Time-Life, Exxon, Metropolitan Life, and Morgan Guarantee Trust Company became the American partners. The brief description of the series wrote into the contract for the series specified: "the plays were to be set in Shakespeare's own time or in the historical period of the events (such as ancient Rome for Julius Caesar, around 1400 for Richard II), they were to be no more than 2½ hours long, and they were to have 'maximum acceptability to the widest possible audience. Thusly, most of the plays are cut, either slightly or significantly. '"[1] Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is a British neurologist, theatre and opera director, television presenter, humourist and sculptor. ... Shaun Alfred Graham Sutton OBE (born October 14, 1919 in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom; died May 14 2004 in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom) was a British television writer, director, producer and executive, who worked in the medium for nearly forty years from the 1950s to the 1990s. ... Time-Life is a book, music, and video marketer, that since 2003 has been combined with catalog reseller Lillian Vernon as a subsidiary of Direct Holdings Worldwide, and is no longer owned by its former parent Time Warner. ... Exxon Mobil Corporation or ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), headquartered in Irving, Texas, is an oil producer and distributor formed on November 30, 1999, by the merger of Exxon and Mobil. ... MetLife, Inc. ...


The productions were almost all made using multi-camera techniques at the BBC Television Centre studios, although As You Like It and Henry VIII were shot on location. They often featured performances from well-known stage actors who specialized in Shakespeare. BBC Television Centre (sometimes abbreviated TVC or TC) in London is home to much of BBC television output and, since 1998, almost all of the corporations national TV and radio news output by BBC News. ...


The thirty-seven plays (17 comedies, 10 tragedies, and 10 histories) of the Shakespearean canon were presented in seven series. Since The Two Noble Kinsmen was considered to be primarily the work of John Fletcher and Shakespeare's authorship of Edward III was still in doubt at the time, these plays were not included in these series. The Two Noble Kinsmen is a play written in 1613 by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare in collaboration. ... John Fletcher (1579-1625) was a Jacobean playwright. ... The Reign of King Edward III is a play attributed to William Shakespeare. ...

Contents

The 37 Plays[2]

Series one, Cedric Messina, producer

  • As You Like It
    • taping dates, May 30-June 16, 1978
    • first transmitted in the UK, December 17, 1978
    • first transmitted in the US, February 28, 1979
    • directed by Basil Coleman
    • Helen Mirren as Rosalind
    • Brian Stirner as Orlando
    • Richard Pasco as Jaques
    • James Bolam as Touchstone
    • Angahard Rees as Celia
    • Clive Francis as Oliver
    • Tony Church as Duke Senior
    • Richard Easton as Duke Frederick
    • David Lloyd Meredith as Corn
    • Maynard Williams as Silvius
    • Victoria Plucknett as Phoebe
    • Marilyn Le Conte as Audrey
    • Tom McDonnell as Amiens
    • Arthur Hewlett as Adam
    • John Quentin as Monsieur Le Beau
    • David Prowse as Charles the Wrestler

Romeo and Juliet in the famous balcony scene by Ford Madox Brown For other uses, see Romeo and Juliet (disambiguation). ... Patrick Geoffrey Ryecart (born May 9, 1952, England) is a British actor. ... Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning theatre and film actor. ... Anthony Andrews (born on January 12, 1948, London, England) is a British actor, best known for his role in Brideshead Revisited playing the doomed Sebastian Flyte. ... Dame Celia Johnson (1908-1982) was an English actress, famous for her role in the 1945 film, Brief Encounter, opposite Trevor Howard. ... Sir Michael Hordern (October 3, 1911-May 2, 1995) was a British actor, knighted in 1983 for his services to the theatre. ... Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (born February 21, 1946) is an acclaimed, award-winning English film, television and stage actor. ... Jacqueline Hill Jacqueline Hill (born 17 December 1929, died 18 February 1993) is a British actress best known for her role as Barbara Wright in the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Laurence Naismith (b. ... Christopher Strauli (born Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England, April 13th 1946) is a British actor. ... There are other people called Paul Henry Paul Henry, born 1947 in Birmingham, is a British actor whose best-known role was Benny Hawkins, a bumbling semi-rustic handyman he played from 1975 to 1988 in the soap opera Crossroads. ... John Paul (April 20, 1921–February 1995) was a British actor. ... David Sibley, is an English actor, best known for character roles in several cult television series: as twisted radio DJ Tom Everett in BBC television detective series Shoestring (in the episode Mocking Bird); and in Doctor Who as Pralix in The Pirate Planet). ... Title page of Richard II, from the fifth quarto, published in 1615. ... David Giles is a British television film director. ... Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE (IPA: ) (born 22 October 1938) is an English actor and director, knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre. ... Jon Finch (born March 2, 1941 in Caterham, Surrey) is an English actor noted for many Shakespearean roles. ... Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), known as Sir John Gielgud, was an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning theatre and film actor. ... Charles Gray (August 29, 1928 - March 7, 2000) was an English actor, born Donald Marshall Gray in Bournemouth, Hampshire, (now Bournemouth, Dorset) Charles Gray as Ernst Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever Donald Gray attended Bournemouth School along side Benny Hill, whose school had been evacuated to the same buildings, during... Wendy Hiller in I Know Where Im Going! (1945) Dame Wendy Hiller (August 15, 1912 – May 14, 2003) was a distinguished English film and stage actress. ... Bold text Mary Morris (born December 13, 1915 in Fiji; died October 14, 1988 in Switzerland) was a British actress. ... David Swift (born 1933) is a British actor, best known for his role in the sitcom, Drop the Dead Donkey. ... Clifford Rose is a classical actor born October 24, 1929 in Herefordshire, England. ... Charles Keating Charles Keating (born October 22, 1941) is a British actor. ... Bulloch as Boba Fett (right) in The Empire Strikes Back. ... Jeffrey Holland (born17 July 1946 in Walsall) is a British actor well known for roles in television sitcoms. ... Robin Sachs in A New Man (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Robin David Sachs (born 5 February 1951 in London, UK) is a British actor. ... Damien Thomas (born 11 April 1942 in Ismailia, Egypt) is an actor noted for his roles in British films and television. ... Scene from As you like it, Francis Hayman, c. ... Dame Helen Mirren DBE (born on July 26, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning English stage, television and film actress. ... Richard Pasco as Boris Zargo in Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966) Richard Edward Pasco (b. ... James Bolam (born June 16, 1938 in Sunderland, England) is a British actor, perhaps most associated with his portrayal of the lovable layabout Terry Collier in the hit BBC sitcoms The Likely Lads and Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?. Much like his fellow Likely Lad Rodney Bewes, Bolam was... Clive Francis, son of actors Raymond Francis and Margaret Towner, was born in Eastbourne on June 6, 1946. ... Tony Church (b. ... Richard Easton (born March 22, 1933) is a Tony Award winning Canadian stage actor. ... Victoria Plucknett is a Welsh television actress, best known for playing the character of Diane Francis in the Welsh soap opera Pobol y Cwm and Mary in The Duchess of Duke Street. ... Arthur Hewlett (born 12 March 1907-died March 1997) was a British actor. ... David Prowse in 2006 David Prowse, MBE (born July 1, 1935) is an English body-builder, weightlifter and actor, most widely known for his role as the physical form of Darth Vader. ... The Tragedy of Julius Cæsar, more commonly known simply as Julius Caesar, is a tragedy by William Shakespeare probably written in 1599. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Charles Gray (August 29, 1928 - March 7, 2000) was an English actor, born Donald Marshall Gray in Bournemouth, Hampshire, (now Bournemouth, Dorset) Charles Gray as Ernst Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever Donald Gray attended Bournemouth School along side Benny Hill, whose school had been evacuated to the same buildings, during... Richard Pasco as Boris Zargo in Rasputin, the Mad Monk (1966) Richard Edward Pasco (b. ... Keith Michell (born 1 December 1928) is an Australian actor. ... David Collings (born 4th January, 1940 in Brighton, East Sussex) is a British actor. ... Virginia McKenna & Elsa (stand-in) Virginia McKenna O.B.E. (born June 7, 1931 in London, UK) is a British stage and screen actress. ... Elizabeth Spriggs (born 1929 in Buxton, England) is a British actress. ... Sam Dastor is an actor best known for his appearances in British television series. ... Darien Angadi was a British actor. ... Garrick Hagon is a British film and theatre actor and voice actor best known for his portrayal of Biggs Darklighter in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and Goemon Ishikawa XIII in the Manga UK dubs of The Secret of Mamo and Goodbye Lady Liberty. ... Jonathan Scott-Taylor is a retired English actor. ... Ronald Forfar is a British based actor who has appeared in many roles since the 1970s. ... Jon Laurimore is a British actor, known for his television appearances. ... Claudio and Isabella (1850) by William Holman Hunt Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, written in 1603. ... 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Neil McCarthy (born 26 July 1933-died 6 February 1995) was an actor. ... Dame Ellen Terry as Katherine of Aragon The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth was one of the last plays written by the English playwright William Shakespeare, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. ... Kevin Billington (born June 12, 1934) is an English film director, although most of his work lies in television throughout the 1970s and 1980s. ... John Stride (born July 11, 1936) is an English actor best known for his television work during the 1970s. ... Claire Bloom (born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15, 1931) is a British film and stage actress. ... Timothy West CBE (born October 20, 1934) is a British film, stage and television actor. ... Ronald Pickup is a well-established English actor, born in Chester on 7 June 1940. ... Julian Wyatt Glover (born March 27, 1935) is an English actor. ... John Rowe was an officer of the United States Navy during the First Barbary War. ... 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Tony Church (b. ...

Series two, Cedric Messina, producer

  • Henry IV, part 1
    • taping dates, March 7-12, 1979
    • first transmitted in the UK, December 9, 1979
    • first transmitted in the US, March 26, 1980
    • directed by David Giles
    • Jon Finch as Henry IV
    • David Gwillim as Prince Hal
    • Anthony Quayle as Falstaff
  • Henry IV, part 2
    • taping dates, April 11-16, 1979
    • first transmitted in the UK, December 16, 1979
    • first transmitted in the US, April 9, 1980
    • directed by David Giles
    • Jon Finch as Henry IV
    • David Gwillim as Prince Hal, later Henry V
    • Anthony Quayle as Falstaff
  • Henry V
    • taping dates, June 18-25, 1979
    • first transmitted in the UK, December 23, 1979
    • first transmitted in the US, April 23, 1980
    • directed by David Giles
    • David Gwillim as Henry V
    • Alec McCowen as Chorus

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Series three, Jonathan Miller, producer

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Series four, Jonathan Miller, producer

  • Troilus and Cressida
    • taping dates, July 28-August 5, 1981
    • first transmitted in the UK, November 7, 1981
    • first transmitted in the US, May 17, 1982
    • directed by Jonathan Miller
    • Anton Lesser as Troilus
    • Suzanne Burden as Cressida
    • Peter Whitbread as Calchas

Othello and Desdemona by Alexandre-Marie Colin. ... Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is a British neurologist, theatre and opera director, television presenter, humourist and sculptor. ... Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (IPA: ) (born 31 December 1937) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning film, stage and television actor. ... Robert William Bob Hoskins Jr. ... Penelope Wilton OBE (born 3 June 1946) is an English actress who is well known for appearing in the sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles and in Cry Freedom. ... The History of Troilus and Cressida is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1602, shortly after the completion of Hamlet. ... Anton Lesser (b. ... Peter Bruce Pauling Whitbread (born Norfolk, England, October 25, 1928, died Briningham, Norfolk, October 26, 2004) was an English actor and scriptwriter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dame Helen Mirren DBE (born on July 26, 1945) is an Academy Award-winning English stage, television and film actress. ... Peter McEnery is an English stage and film actor. ... Philip Daniels (born October 25, 1958 in Islington, London) is an English actor. ... Brian Glover (April 2, 1934 - July 24, 1997) was a British actor. ...

Series Five, Jonathan Miller and Shaun Sutton, producers

  • Cymbeline[3]
    • taping dates, July 29-August 5, 1982
    • first transmitted in the US, December 20, 1982
    • first transmitted in the UK, July 10, 1983
    • directed by Elijah Moshinsky
    • Michael Pennington as Posthumous
    • Helen Mirren as Imogen
    • Robert Lindsay as Iachimo
  • Henry VI, part 1
    • taping dates, October 13-19, 1981
    • first transmitted in the UK, January 2, 1983
    • first transmitted in the US, March 27, 1983
    • directed by Jane Howell
    • Peter Benson as Henry VI
    • Julia Foster as Margaret
  • Henry VI, part 2
    • taping dates, December 17-23, 1981
    • first transmitted in the UK, January 9, 1983
    • first transmitted in the US, April 10, 1983
    • directed by Jane Howell
    • Peter Benson as Henry VI
    • Julia Foster as Margaret
  • Henry VI, part 3
    • taping dates, February 10-17, 1982
    • first transmitted in the UK, January 16, 1983
    • first transmitted in the US, April 24, 1983
    • directed by Jane Howell
    • Peter Benson as Henry VI
    • Julia Foster as Margaret
  • Richard III
    • taping dates, March 31-April 6, 1982
    • first transmitted in the UK, January 23, 1983
    • first transmitted in the US, May 2, 1983
    • directed by Jane Howell
    • Ron Cook as Richard III
    • Brian Deacon as Henry, Earl of Richmond

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Series six, Shaun Sutton, producer

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Series seven, Shaun Sutton, producer

  • King John
    • taping dates, February 1-7, 1984
    • first transmitted in the UK, November 24, 1984
    • first transmitted in the US, January 11, 1985
    • directed by David Giles
    • Leonard Rossiter as King John
    • George Costigan as Philip the Bastard
  • Titus Andronicus[3]
    • taping dates, February 10-17, 1985
    • first transmitted in the US, April 19, 1985
    • first transmitted in the UK, April 27, 1985
    • directed by Jane Howell
    • Trevor Peacock as Titus Andronicus
    • Eileen Atkins as Tamora
    • Anna Calder-Marshall as Lavinia

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Omissions and changes

  • Richard II
    • The trial/multiple challenges portion of Act IV is omitted.
    • All mention of Henry IV's son, later Henry V, is omitted.
  • Henry IV, Part 2
    • The Epilogue is omitted.
    • Much other material, especially involving Falstaff, is cut.
  • Twelfth Night
    • Act 2, Scene 2 follows immediately after Act 1, Scene 5.
  • Henry VI, part 3
    • Act 2, Scene 1 is rearranged.
  • Cymbeline
    • Acts 4 and 5 are heavily cut, and scenes and speeches are freely rearranged.

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Footnotes

  1. ^ Susan Willis, The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon, (Chapel Hill & London: The University of North Carolina Press, 1991), 10-11; Screenonline: The BBC Television Shakespeare (1978-1985)
  2. ^ Given in the order of their first transmission dates
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The first transmission date in the United States is earlier than that in the United Kingdom.

External links

  • Screenonline's BBC TV Shakespeare entry.
  • Early Modern Literary Studies: Shakespeare on Television: A Bibliography of Criticism by José Ramón Díaz-Fernández, University of Málaga [1]
The complete works of William Shakespeare
Tragedies Antony and Cleopatra | Coriolanus | Hamlet | Julius Caesar | King Lear | Macbeth | Othello | Romeo and Juliet | Timon of Athens | Titus Andronicus | Troilus and Cressida
Comedies All's Well That Ends Well | As You Like It | The Comedy of Errors | Cymbeline | Love's Labour's Lost | Measure for Measure | The Merchant of Venice | The Merry Wives of Windsor | A Midsummer Night's Dream | Much Ado About Nothing | Pericles, Prince of Tyre | The Taming of the Shrew | The Tempest | Twelfth Night, or What You Will | The Two Gentlemen of Verona | The Two Noble Kinsmen | The Winter's Tale
Histories King John | Richard II | Henry IV, Part 1 | Henry IV, Part 2 | Henry V | Henry VI, part 1 | Henry VI, part 2 | Henry VI, part 3 | Richard III | Henry VIII
Poems Sonnets | Venus and Adonis | The Rape of Lucrece | The Passionate Pilgrim | The Phoenix and the Turtle | A Lover's Complaint
Apocrypha and Lost Plays Edward III | Sir Thomas More | Cardenio (lost) | Love's Labour's Won (lost) | The Birth of Merlin | Locrine | The London Prodigal | The Puritan | The Second Maiden's Tragedy | Richard II, Part I: Thomas of Woodstock | Sir John Oldcastle | Thomas Lord Cromwell | A Yorkshire Tragedy | Fair Em | Mucedorus | The Merry Devil of Edmonton | Arden of Faversham | Edmund Ironside | Vortigern and Rowena
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Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, in April 1564, the son of John Shakespeare, a glove maker, and Mary Arden.
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Shakespeare's plays continue to be widely studied and performed and are a firm part of the Western canon of literature.
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Shakespeare is believed to have produced most of his work between 1586 and 1616, although the exact dates and chronology of the plays attributed to him are often uncertain.
Shakespeare is buried in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.
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