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Magic Hands

Series 2

Episode 20: Romeo and Juliet

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Available for 15 days

Children's sign language poetry series. To celebrate the 400-year legacy of William Shakespeare, Donna and Simon discover the story of Romeo and Juliet. Show more

Drama on 3

Richard II

Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for 7 months

William Shakespeare's study of deluded autocracy. When Richard II banishes Bolingbroke and confiscates his property, he begins a chain of events that bring about his own downfall. Show more

Contributors

John of Gaunt:
John Rowe
Duke of York:
Philip Jackson
Aumerle:
Will Howard
Northumberland:
Christian Rodska
Harry Percy:
Edmund Wiseman
Queen Isabel:
Jaimi Barbakoff
Salisbury:
Joe Sims
Duchess of York:
Georgie Glen
Bishop Carlisle:
Keiron Self
Welsh Captain:
Sion Pritchard

Genres

Drama

Julius Caesar

Episode 1

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Cassius persuades Brutus that Caesar's ambition is a threat to the republic and a conspiracy is formed. Show more

Drama

Julius Caesar

Episode 2

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

The plot against Caesar reaches crisis point as the conspirators gather at the Capitol in Rome. Show more

Contributors

Calpurnia:
Jessica Turner
Metellus Cimber:
Stephen Critchlow
Decius Brutus:
David Acton
Trebonius:
Chris Pavlo
Soothsayer:
Sam Dale
Servant 1:
Neet Mohan
Artemidorus:
David Hounslow
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

Magic Hands

Series 2

Episode 16: The Tempest

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Available for 29 days

Children's sign language poetry series. Donna and Simon sail the seas in a medieval ship, discovering William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Show more

Magic Hands

Series 2

Episode 17: Twelfth Night

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Available for 28 days

Children's sign language poetry series. Ashley and Aimee go to Greece where they discover Twelfth Night. Show more

The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 1: Henry VI Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 51 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. Seventeen years after Henry V's death, the realm is under the protection of the Duke of Gloucester and the young Henry VI. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Gloucester:
Hugh Bonneville
Plantagenet:
Adrian Dunbar
Somerset:
Ben Miles
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Bishop of Winchester:
Samuel West
Sir William Lucy:
Tom Beard
John Talbot:
Max Bennett
Dauphin Charles:
Tom Byam Shaw
Murderer:
Sean Cernow
Joan's Mother:
Pandora Colin
Brakenbury:
John MacKay
Young Cecily:
Lucy Robinson
Young Cecily:
David Troughton
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions

Drama

School Drama

Episode 4: Romeo and Juliet

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

A failing school brings in a has-been TV star to help stage Romeo and Juliet. In the final episode, the play itself - as performed by the pupils of Deer Park Academy. Show more

Contributors

Friar Lawrence:
Tom Hollander
Capulet:
Rob Jarvis
Benvolio:
Finn Elliot
Lady Capulet:
Lily-Fleur Bradbury
Friar John:
Caolan McCarthy
Lady Montague:
Abby Moss
Chorus:
Poppy Goad
Prince:
Joe McCue
Director:
John Dryden
Producer:
Emma Hearn

Genres

Drama on 3

Macbeth

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

A new production of William Shakespeare's dark tragedy about ambition for power, starring Neil Dudgeon and Emma Fielding. Show more

Contributors

Macbeth:
Neil Dudgeon
Lady Macbeth:
Emma Fielding
Macduff:
Paul Hilton
Weird Sister:
Jane Slavin
Weird Sister:
Carl Prekopp
Weird Sister:
Ayesha Antoine
The Porter:
Carl Prekopp
Lady Macduff:
Anastasia Hille
Siward:
Sam Dale
Donalbain:
Sam Valentine
The Third Apparition:
Rose Hilton-Hille
Director:
Marc Beeby

Genres

The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 2: Henry VI Part 2

Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. After the Battle of St Albans, Plantagenet and the Yorkists ride to London to claim the throne. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions
Buckingham:
Ben Daniels
Plantagenet:
Adrian Dunbar
Hastings:
James Fleet
Queen Elizabeth:
Keeley Hawes
Somerset:
Ben Miles
King Louis:
Andrew Scott
Clifford:
Kyle Soller
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Grieving Father:
Simon Armstrong
Grieving Son:
Jamie Ballard
Bishop of Ely:
Alan David
Lady Bona:
Mariah Gale
Shepherd II:
Christopher Godwin
Shepherd I:
Tom Godwin
Westmorland:
Richard Lynch
Brackenbury:
John MacKay
Young Soldier:
Jordan McCurrach
Young Cecily:
Lucy Robinson
Messenger:
Gerald Tyler
Rivers:
Al Weaver

Magic Hands

Series 2

Episode 18: As You Like It

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

Available for 22 days

Children's sign language poetry series. To celebrate the 400-year legacy of William Shakespeare, Ashley and Aimee discover As You Like It. Show more

Duration: 3 hours, 5 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

A stage-to-screen film of King Lear, filmed in the round in Manchester. A brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, nature and the universe itself. Show more

Contributors

Production Company:
Saffron Cherry TV
Stage Director:
Michael Buffong
King Lear:
Don Warrington
Goneril:
Rakie Ayola
Duke of Kent:
Wil Johnson
Duke of Albany:
Mark Springer
Duke of Cornwall:
Norman Bowman
Earl of Gloucester:
Philip Whitchurch
Burgandy/Ensemble:
Rhys Bevan
King of France/Ensemble:
Miles Mitchell
Woman/Ensemble:
Sarah Quist
Ensemble:
Sam Glen

Drama

Julius Caesar

Episode 3

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Following the assassination of Caesar, Brutus and Cassius are forced to leave Rome. But the combined forces of Mark Antony and Octavius are hot on their heels. Show more

Contributors

Genres

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 2: Henry IV - Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

When King Henry is threatened by rebellion led by Hotspur, his dissolute son Prince Hal must join him to defeat the rebels and fight Hotspur in single combat. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Worcester:
David Hayman
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Mortimer:
Harry Lloyd
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Glendower:
Robert Pugh
Lady Mortimer:
Alex Clatworthy
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Vernon:
Mark Tandy
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Sheriff:
John Ashton
Hotspur's Servant:
Jim Bywater
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 3: Henry IV - Part 2

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice attempts to separate Falstaff from Prince Hal. Show more

Contributors

Henry IV:
Jeremy Irons
Prince Hal:
Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly:
Julie Walters
Northumberland:
Alun Armstrong
Shallow:
David Bamber
Lady Northumberland:
Niamh Cusack
Kate Percy:
Michelle Dockery
Bardolph:
Tom Georgeson
Warwick:
Iain Glen
Archbishop of York:
Nicholas Jones
Westmoreland:
James Laurenson
Lord Chief Justice:
Geoffrey Palmer
Doll Tearsheet:
Maxine Peake
Hastings:
Adam Kotz
Lancaster:
Henry Faber
Mowbray:
Pip Torrens
Silence:
Tim McMullan
Coleville:
Dominic Rowan
Falstaff's Page:
Billy Matthews
Director:
Richard Eyre

Genres

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Updated adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello, with Josh Hartnett and Julia Stiles. The classic story of ambition and envy is transferred to an exclusive American high school. Show more

Contributors

Odin James:
Mekhi Phifer
Hugo Goulding:
Josh Hartnett
Desi Brable:
Julia Stiles
Coach Duke Goulding:
Martin Sheen
Roger Rodriguez:
Elden Henson
Dean Brable:
John Heard

The Hollow Crown

The Wars of the Roses

Episode 3: Richard III

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays. In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. Show more

Contributors

Director:
Dominic Cooke
Adaptor:
Ben Power
Buckingham:
Ben Daniels
Cecily:
Judi Dench
Hastings:
James Fleet
Queen Elizabeth:
Keeley Hawes
Henry VI:
Tom Sturridge
Murderer II:
Josef Altin
Prince Richard:
Isaac Andrews
Catesby:
Paul Bazely
Murderer I:
Geoff Bell
Mayor of London:
Robert Bowman
Bishop of Ely:
Alan David
Ratcliffe:
Keith Dunphy
George Stanley:
Simon Ginty
Princess Elizabeth:
Madison Lygo
Brackenbury:
John MacKay
Prince Edward:
Caspar Morley
Messenger:
Jude Owusu
Lady-in-Waiting:
Penny Ryder
Torch Bearer:
Sid Sagar
Rivers:
Al Weaver
Production Company:
Neal Street Productions

Drama on 3

Pericles

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Disturbing new version of Shakespseare's rarely produced drama Pericles, where murder, intrigue, shipwrecks and prostitution tear a king's family apart. With Willard White as Gower Show more

Contributors

Pericles:
Paapa Essiedu
Helicanus/Pandar:
Colin Hurley
Cleon/Boult:
Barrie Rutter
Cerimon/Bawd:
Tamzin Griffin
Dionyza/Lychorida:
Adjoa Andoh
Marina:
Laura Rees
Leonine/Simonides:
Martin Turner
Antiochus/Lysimachus:
Mark Straker
Director:
Neil Bartlett
Producer:
Turan Ali

Genres

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Adaptation of Shakespeare's pastoral comedy set in 19th-century Japan, telling the story of Orlando and Rosalind's expulsion from the Court of Duke Frederick.

Contributors

Oliver de Boys:
Adrian Lester
Touchstone:
Alfred Molina
Duke Senior / Duke Frederick:
Brian Blessed
Orlando de Boys:
David Oyelowo

Drama on 3

Antony and Cleopatra

Duration: 2 hours, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3Latest broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for years

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in this great tragedy of love and power, part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. Show more

Contributors

Cleopatra:
Alex Kingston
Octavius Caesar:
Geoffrey Streatfield
Enobarbus:
Robert Pugh
Proculeius:
Alun Raglan
Octavia/Iras:
Priyanga Burford
Charmian:
Janice Acquah
Alexas:
Don Gilet
Mardian:
Ewan Bailey
Eros/Messenger:
Will Howard
Soothsayer/Snakeman:
Peter Polycarpou

Genres