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Rebecca Hall, Medea at the National Theatre, Long Yu, Commonwealth Games Festival

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Rebecca Hall discusses new film A Promise, conductor Long Yu on bringing a Chinese orchestra to the Proms for the first time and Ben Power adapts Medea for the National Theatre. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
John Wilson
Interviewed Guest:
Rebecca Hall
Interviewed Guest:
Long Yu
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Power
Interviewed Guest:
Phil Collins
Interviewed Guest:
Leonie Bell
Producer:
Ellie Bury

The Hollow Crown

Series 1

Episode 1: Richard II

Duration: 2 hours, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Shakespeare adaptation starring Ben Whishaw. King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Show more

Contributors

King Richard:
Ben Whishaw
Bolingbroke:
Rory Kinnear
Duke of York:
David Suchet
Earl of Northumberland:
David Morrissey
Duchess of York:
Lindsay Duncan
Thomas Mowbray:
James Purefoy
Queen Isabella:
Clemence Poesy
Duke of Aumerle:
Tom Hughes
Gardener:
David Bradley
John of Gaunt:
Patrick Stewart
Abbot of Westminster:
Richard Bremmer
Lord Ross:
Peter De Jersey
Sir Stephen Scroop:
Tom Goodman-Hill
Sir Henry Green:
Harry Hadden-Paton
Sir John Bushy:
Ferdinand Kingsley
The Queen's Serving Lady:
Isabella Laughland
Lord Marshall:
Finbar Lynch
Bishop of Carlisle:
Lucian Msamati
Lord Willoughby:
Adrian Schiller
Gardener's Assistant:
Simon Trinder
Director:
Rupert Goold
Writer:
Ben Power

Genres

Start the Week

Social Class and Cultural Capital

Duration: 43 minutes

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

Available for over a year

Discussion programme. Andrew Marr is joined by writer Siri Hustvedt, sociologist Mike Savage, playwright Ben Power and art critic Peter Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
Siri Hustvedt
Interviewed Guest:
Mike Savage
Interviewed Guest:
Ben Power
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Davies
Producer:
Katy Hickman

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 HD

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

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 HD

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

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 Wales

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