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The Richard Burton Drama Award


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Richard Burton was undoubtedly one of this country's greatest stars. His love of writing, of language and especially of poetry is well known and this major competition to find a new play-writing talent - launched in conjunction with RADIO TIMES and the Royal
Shakespeare Company - is a fitting tribute to his memory. During a gala evening at the RSC's new Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, recently opened by HM The
Queen, Anna Ford announces the winner of the award, chosen from 1,500 entries. Joan Bakewell talks to the four judges - Richard's friend and colleague, John Hurt ; playwright Pam Gems ; director Ron Daniels ; and the RSC's literary manager Colin Chambers - about their choices. Extracts from I the shortlisted plays are performed by members of the RSC and among those presenting the prizes are Robert Hardy
Anthony Hopkins and Sally Burton.
Executive producer JIM DUMIGHAN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Anna Ford
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: John Hurt
Unknown: Pam Gems
Director: Ron Daniels
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: Anthony Hopkins
Unknown: Sally Burton.
Director: Roger Casstles
Producer: Mary Clyne
Producer: Jim Dumighan

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