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After last year's Richard II, BBC4 again takes its cameras and interactive technology to London's Globe to film Shakespeare's tale of love, morality and the law. The theatre's artistic director Mark Rylance also takes the play's leading role as Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna.

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Drama: Measure for Measure Live from the Globe 7.00pm BBC4
Following last year's production of Richard II, here's another Shakespeare play performed live at the Globe Theatre, which re-creates the look and feel of the theatres in the Bard's own era. The Globe's artistic director Mark Rylance stars as Vincentio, the Duke of Vienna, who hands over power to his puritanical deputy, Angelo (Liam Brennan). Under Angelo's new regime, a crackdown on vice threatens to drag in innocent young lovers. Before long, not just virtue but justice itself is under threat when the new ruler tries to take advantage of the virtuous Isabella, played by Sophie Thompson.
With its complex themes and plotting, Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare's more obscure plays, but with this cast and setting, the production promises to be a real event. (Geoff Ellis)


William Shakespeare
Mark Rylance
Liam Brennan
Sophie Thompson

Wounded on his first day at the front, a soldier endures years of reconstructive surgery. Eric Caravaca stars in Francois Dupeyron's moving First World War drama from 2001. In French with English subtitles. Review page 46.


Francois Dupeyron
Eric Caravaca

Kenny Barron, Jerry Gonzalez, Jane Monheit and Manecas Costa are among highlights.

1.45 Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Greg Osby and Cuban diva Omara Portuondo star.


Kenny Barron
Jerry Gonzalez
Jane Monheit
Manecas Costa
Randy Brecker
Bill Evans
Greg Osby
Omara Portuondo

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