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A Midsummer Night's Dream


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4/4. Bill Paterson , Imelda Staunton , Lennie James and Sharon Small star as Blackpool writer
Peter Bowker transfers Shakespeare's magical romantic comedy to a holiday centre. Cue four warring couples, a donkey's head and a gaggle of fairies ...
Producer Pier Wilkie ; Director Ed Fraiman www.bbc.co.uk/shakespeare Shakespeare's Happy Endings is 10pm on B8C4, with A Midsummer Night's Dreaming at 11pm. Search of Shakespeare is T120pm on BBC2
Press the red button to view scenes in the original text and explore the play's themes with ex-Spooks actor David Oyelowo
Vegas sleeps: page 8


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Lennie James
Unknown: Sharon Small
Unknown: Peter Bowker
Producer: Pier Wilkie
Director: Ed Fraiman
Unknown: David Oyelowo
Theo: Bill Paterson
Polly: Imelda Staunton
Oberon: Lennie James
Titania: Sharon Small
Puck Dean: Lennox Kelly
James: William Ash
Hermia: Zoe Tapper
Zander: Rupert Evans
Helena: Michelle Bonnard
Bottom: Johnny Vegas
Quince: Simon Day
Flute: Mina Anwar
Snug: Ben Crompton
Snout: Emmanuel Ighodaro
Geoff: Andy Williams
Cobweb: Amy Darcy
Moth: Nick Malinowski
Mustardseed: Oaseem Ansari
Peaseblossom: Meg Faragher

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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