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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE in its entirety with Michael Redgrave
Basil Sydney , Coral Browne Barry Jones. Jane Wenham
Principal characters in order of speaking
Music by Elisabeth Lutyens conducted by Edward Clark
Production by CEDRIC MESSINA
Part 1


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Basil Sydney
Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Barry Jones.
Unknown: Jane Wenham
Music By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Production By: Cedric Messina
Barnardo: Gabriel Woolf
Francisco: David Spenser
Horatio: Michael Aldridge
Marcellus: Keith Williams
Claudius King of Denmark: Basil Sydney
Cornelius: Henry Davies
Voltimand: Rolf Lefebvre
Laertes: John Humphry
Polonius: Barry Jones
Hamlet: Michael Redgrave
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark: Coral Browne
Ophelia: Jane Wenham
Ghost: William Devlin
Rosencrantz: Malcolm Hayes
Guildenstern: Hugh Dickson
First Player: John Glen
Prologue: Henry Davies
Player Queen: Paul Vieyra
Lucianus: David Spenser
Fortinbras: John Westbrook
A Captain: Tom Watson
First Gravedigger: Norman Shelley
Second Gravedigger: Jon Rollason
Osric: John Rye
Narrator: Douglas Storm

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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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