Shakespeare, William

Last Edited:08-Apr-2017 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


Date Title Cast Parameters
Home Service
22-Apr-1956
BBC R4X
12-Aug-2014
Henry at Agincourt
Richard Burton, John Neville, Martin Lewis, Richard Bebb,
John Gabriel, George Merritt, Dudley Jones, Manning Wilson,
Geoffrey Matthews, Hamilton Dyce, Richard Williams,
Olaf Pulet, Peter Howell
produced by John Gibson
44:01, 41188, S
03-Dec-2005
R7
A Midsummer Night’s Dream David Threlfall, Sylvestre le Touzel, Samuel West, Amanda
Root, Nick Bagnell, Kathryn Hunt, Richard Griffitths, Don
McBride, Derek Wormsley, Peter Sallis, Andy Cryer,
Malcolm Hebden, Becky Simpson, William Haig, Thomas
Pinner, Holly Grainger
Directed by Susan Roberts
117:19, 109998, S
26-Nov-2005
R7
The Taming of the Shrew Bob Peck, Cheryl Campbell, Moira Lesley, Lawrence Paine,
Stephen Tomkinson, Robert Glenister, Christopher
Fairbank, Paul Copley, Douglas Hobbs, Michael Deakin,
Anthony Jackson, William Simons, Linda Poulan, John
Baddiley, Simon Cuff, Richard Pearce, Stephen Rashbrook
Directed and adapted by Jeremy Mortimer
118:13, 110842, S
23-Apr-1966
R7:
06-Oct-2007
Macbeth Paul Scofield, Peggy Ashcroft, Alec McCowen, David
Weston, John Justin, John Westbrook, Timothy West,
Walter Fitzgerald, Griselda Harvey, Marie O’Farrell, Sylvia
Coleridge, Jane Wenham, Nicholas Charles, John Dearth,
John Humphrey, Fraser Kerr, Glyn Dearman, Brian
Hewlett, John Hollis, Stephen Thorne, Noel Howlett,
Cecile Chevreau, Preston Lockwood
Produced by John Tydeman
133:51, 125489, S
09-Oct-2011
16-Oct-2011
23-Oct-2011
ABC
Macbeth Nicholas Garsden, Ksenja Logos, David Millor, Paul
Blackwell, Adam Twilmenham, Elinor Kalapetis, Kate
Wadey, Caitlin Machinner, Jeff Revel, Mac Russell,
Nicholas Martin, Karen McNamara, Michael Hill,
Michael Habit, Curt Murray, Rowan Hopkins,
Matt Russell
Sound Engineer Tom Henry
Producer Christopher Williams
commentary
19:33, 18295, S
performance
42:20, 39613, S
50:00, 46782, S
48:45, 45616, S 
BBC R3
17-May-2015
Macbeth Neil Dudgeon, Emma Fielding, Shaun Dooley, Paul Hilton,
Jane Slavin, Carl Prekopp, Ayesha Antoine, David Hounslow,
Ian Conningham, Alex Waldmann, Anastasia Hille, Kasper
Hilton-Hille, Stephen Critchlow, Mark Edel-Hunt, David
Acton, Sam Dale, Sam Valentine, Rose Hilton-Hille
Composer    Timothy X Atack
Director    Marc Beeby
119:14, 111539, S
BBC WS
1979
Radio 7
12-Jul-2004 to
19-Jul-2004
--
05-Feb-2005 to
12-Mar-2005
The Noble Romans
An adaptation from Julius Caesar
and Antony and Cleopatra
Paul Hardwick, Roy Detrise, Edward Hardwick, Ian
Hogg, Peter Woodthorpe, Sheila Allen, Eva Stuart,
Garrard Greene, Alan Penn, Julian Fox, Geoffrey
Matthews, Jean Rodgers, Neville Jason, Peter
Wittman, Martin Jarvis, Phillip Fox, Fred Bryant,
Brian Carroll, Brian Haines, Geoffrey Beavers, Maxine
Audley, Peter Geoffrey, Phillip Sully, Robert French,
Candida Fawcett, Rosalind Ayres, Peter Wickham,
Hugh Dixon, Penelope Lee, Michael McStay, Peter
Pacey, Walter Hall, Michael Bilton, Peter Crays,
Peter Dixon, Oliver Ford-Davis, David Strong
Adapted and Directed by Dickon Reid
58:58, 55294, S
59:07, 55438, S
58:50, 55160, S
55:57, 52455, S
59:06, 55414, S
58:46, 55096, S
BBC WS
Radio 7
20-Jul-2004 to
23-Jul-2004
26-Jul-2004
27-Jul-2004
Cry God for Harry
An adaptation from Henry IV,
Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V
Robert Lang, Alan Howard, Brewster Mason, Peter
Egen, Donald Huston, David Buck, Susan Thomas,
Maurice Denham, Michael Godfrey, John Hollis, John
Bull, Patricia Hayes, Bernard Gallaher, David
Horovich, Tony McEwen, Stephen Thorne, Joe
Dunlop, Victoria Plucknit, Christopher Saul, David
Strom, Brenda Bruce, Hugh Dixon, Garrick Hagen,
Nigel Lambert, Jack May, Clifford Norgate, Peter
Geoffrey, Sean Barrett, Carleton Hobbs, Richard
Derrington, Michael Redgrave, Gavin Campbell,
John Westbrook, Kevin Flood, John Rye, David
March, Sam Dustor, Christopher Binead, Hayden
Jones, Anthony Hall, Michael Harbour, Carol Russo,
Christopher Picknead
Adapted and Directed by Dickon Reid
57:12, 53634, S
58:52, 55192, S
56:14, 52723, S
58:05, 55229, S
58:51, 55184, S
58:50, 55161, S
14-Nov-2005 to
18-Nov-2005
Shakespeare Stories
  1. Othello from Italian writer
    Gerald Cinthio's Hecatommithi
  2. The Winter’s Tale from Robert
    Greene's prose romance
    Pandosto 
  3. Measure for Measure from
    George Whetstone's Promos
    and Cassandra
  4. Macbeth from Raphael
    Holinshed's Chronicles of
    England, Scotland and Wales
  5. Romeo and Juliet from
  6. Arthur Brooke's The Tragicall
    Historye of Romeus and Juliet
Read by Simon Russell Beale, Gerard Murphy,
Claire Skinner, Stephen Boxer, Prunella Scales
Abridged by Gordon House
Directed by Claudine Toutoungi
13:24, 6288, m
13:55, 6527, m
13:43, 6434, m
13:32, 6346, m
14:04, 6595, S
26-Dec-2006 King Lear on Boxing Day Francine Stock, Fiona Shaw, Oliver Ford Davis,
Jonathan Bate, Richard Dutton, Brett Dolman,
Tiffany Stern, Ivan Day
musicians Passamezzo
produced by Beattie Rubens
87:35, 82112, S
BBC R3
08-May-2016
King Lear
Ian McDiarmid, Madeleine Worrall, Frances Grey, Joanna
Vanderham, Bill Paterson, Finn den Hertog, Paul Higgins,
Brian Vernel, Steven Robertson, Steven Cree, Owen
Whitelaw, Sean Murray, Simon Harrison, Ewan Bailey
Producer/Director Gaynor Macfarlane
149:56, 140253, S
13-Aug-2007 to
17-Aug-2007
Macbeth Remixed Liam Brennan, Fiona Watson, Alex Wolfe
Written by Chris Dolan
Produced by Penny Latin
14:18, 13415, S
14:05, 13219, S
14:06, 13229, S
14:04, 13203, S
14:26, 13538, S
BBC R3
16-Apr-2017
Richard II
Joel MacCormack, Geoffrey Streatfeild. John Rowe, Philip
Jackson, Steffan Rhodri, Will Howard, Christian Rodska,
Edmund Wiseman, Jaimi Barbakoff, Tom Forrister, David
Sturzaker, Simon Ludders, Joe Sims, Georgie Glen,
Keiron Self, Sion Pritchard, Alexandria Riley
Director    Alison Hindell
, S
31-Oct-2009 Richard III
Ian Holm, Tom Wilkinson, Barbara Jefford, Sarah
Baddell, Melinda Walker, Pauline Letts, Philip Voss,
Brett Usher, Michael Garham Cox, Bernard Brown,
David Garth, David Learner, Brian Smith, Stephen
Thorne, Simon Hewitt, William Buckhurst,
Matthew Carroll, Graham Blockey, John Church,
Christopher Douglas, Adrian Eagan, Steve Hodson,
James Macpherson, Trevor Nichols, Sean
Prendergast, Jamie Roberts, David Sinclair, Robin
Summers, Alan Thompson
directed by Jane Morgan
149:09, 139835, S
BBC R3
14-Apr-2013
Richard III Douglas Henshall, Ben Miles, Anastasia Hille,
Geraldine James, Barbara Jefford, Jasmine Hyde,
Michael Maloney, Mark Bazeley, Geoffrey Streatfield,
John Rowe, Paul Bentall, Jonathan Keeble, Stephen
Critchlow, Ewan Bailey, Stuart Bunce, Chris Moran,
Damian Lynch, Rory Copus, Alex Green, Rachel
Atkins, Cherie Taylor-Battiste, Frances Jeater, Ioan
Meredith, Gerard McDermott, Peter Marinker, Declan Wilson
Original music composed and realised by David Pickvance
Directed by Marc Beeby
169:45, 158830, S
27-Feb-2010 Othello Conrad Nelson, Matt Connor, Geoff Leesley, Lenny Henry,
Richard Standing, David Beckford, Simon Holland Roberts,
Jessica Harris, Andy Cryer, Sara Poyzer, Chris Pearse,
Victoria Gee
Directed by Barrie Rutter
118:03, 110675, S
R4:
1993
R7:
06-Jan-2011
Twelfth Night Eve Matheson, Michael Maloney, Carolyn Backhouse,
Simon Fielder, Joss Ackland, William Chubb, Adjoa Andoh,
Iain Cuthbertson, Rudolph Walker, Avie Nasser, Roger
Hume, Jonathan Wyatt, Jason Yates
director Nigel Bryant
143:31, 134563, S
ABC:
18-Mar-2012 to
08-Apr-2012
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Tim Walter, William Zappa, Linda Cropper, Ron Falk,
Peter Kowitz, Richard Pyros, Michael Denkha, Yalin
Ozucelik, Simon London, Matt Edgerton, Nathan
O'Keefe, Susan Prior, Ben Wood, Elan Zavelsky,
Sam Haft, John Gregg, Rebecca Havey, Kit Brookman
Producer: Anne Wynter
Audio Director: Russell Stapleton
Composer: Pete Neville
Musicians: Rosalind Graham, Christina Brain,
Tony Wheeler, Pete Neville
Production Manager: Zoe Backes
53:35, 50132, S
53:48, 50334, S
52:55, 49504, S
49:16, 46097, S
BBC R4
24-Mar-2014 to
28-Mar-2013
Hamlet
Jamie Parker, David Seddon, Paul Hilton, Anastasia
Hille, James Laurenson, Tom Mison, Lizy Watts,
Robert Blythe, Ben Crowe, Michael Shelford, Will
Howard, Nicholas Murchie, Harry Myers, Carl Prekopp,
Rik Warden, Hannah Wood
Director Marc Beeby
44:01, 41900, S
40:08, 37552, S
43:58, 41133, S
38:16, 35814, S
40:04, 37485, S
BBC R3
21-Apr-2013
The Tempest
David Warner, Rose Leslie, Carl Prekopp, James
Garnon, Al Weaver, Paul Moriarty, James Lailey,
Peter Hamilton Dyer, Don Warrington, Don Gilet,
Gerard McDermott, Deeivya Meir
Music written and performed by The Devil's
Violin Company
Sarah Moody, Luke Carver Goss and
Oliver Wilson-Dickson
Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer
115:44, 108316, S
BBC R3
20-Apr-2014
Antony and Cleopatra
Kenneth Branagh, Alex Kingston, Geoffrey Streatfeild,
Robert Pugh, Nigel Anthony, Simon Armstrong, Matthew
Gravelle, Alun Raglan, Priyanga Burford, Richard Clifford,
Richard Harrington, Janice Acquah, Don Gilet, Ewan
Bailey, Will Howard, Peter Polycarpou
Composer Elizabeth Purnell
Director Alison Hindell
144:41, 135349, S
BBC R3
27-Apr-2014
Romeo and Juliet
Trystan Gravelle, Vanessa Kirby, Rosie Cavaliero, Ron
Cook, David Tennant, Paul Ready, Adam James, Carl
Prekopp, Johnny Flynn, James Lailey, Naomi Frederick,
Peter Dyer, Don Gilet, Christine Absalom, Harry
Livingstone, Joe Sims, Tracy Wiles
Composer Roger Goula
Director Jessica Dromgoole
118:26, 110794, S
BBC R3
01-Mar-2015
As You Like It
Pippa Nixon, Luke Norris, Ellie Kendrick, Patrick Baladi,
Adrian Scarborough, Jonathan Coy, Sam Dale, William
Houston, Paul Heath, Bettrys Jones, David Acton, Jude
Akuwudike, Ian Conningham, Shaun Mason, Jane Slavin,
Monty d'Inverno, Johnny Flynn
Composer and Singer Johnny Flynn
Director Sally Avens
135:20, 126592, S
BBC R3
01-May-2016
The Winter's Tale
Danny Sapani, Eve Best, Shaun Dooley, Karl Johnson.
Susan Jameson, Paul Copley, Faye Castelow, Tim
van Eyken, Will Howard, Charlie Brand, Sean Baker, Brian
Protheroe, Sam Rix, Scarlett Brookes, Richard Pepple,
Nick Underwood, Adie Allen, Nicola Ferguson, James Lailey,
Sargon Yelda, Ewan Bailey
Music composed by Tim Van Eyken, Singer Lisa Knapp
Director David Hunter
149:51, 140185, S
03-May-2016 to
05-May-2016
Julius Caesar
Tim Pigott-Smith, Robert Glenister, Sam Troughton, Jamie
Parker, Philip Fox, Fenella Woolgar, Neet Mohan, Adam
Thomas Wright, Jessica Turner, Stephen Critchlow, David
Hounslow, David Acton, Chris Pavlo, Sam Dale, Mark
Edel-Hunt, Wilf Scolding
Directed by Marc Beeby
43:49, 40998, S
43:03, 40273, S
41:53, 39188, S
BBC R3
28-Aug-2016
Henry VIII
co-authored with John Fletcher
Matthew Marsh, Yolanda Vazquez, Patrick Malahide, Joseph
Mydell, Adam Godley, Stuart McQuarrie, Ann Beach, Donnla
Hughes, Paul Rider, Chris Pavlo, Stephen Critchlow, Gunnar
Cauthery, Jonathan Tafler, Dan Starkey, Sonny Crowe, Jill
Cardo, Robert Lonsdale, Manjeet Mann, Inam Mirza,
Malcolm Tierney
Pipe and Tabor played by Bill Tuck
Adapted for radio and directed by Jeremy Mortimer
129:40, 121298, S
BBC R3
02-Apr-2017
Pericles Willard White, Paapa Essiedu, Sarah Malin, Colin Hurley,
Barrie Rutter, Tamzin Griffin, Adjoa Andoh, Laura Rees,
Martin Turner, Mark Straker, Tim Chipping, Martin
Bassindale, Oscar Batterham
Adapted for radio and directed by Neil Bartlett
118:37, 110961, S

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
20-Oct-2005 Faking the Classics – Shakespeare Jonathan Bate
Produced by Sarah Jane Hall
28:10, 26412, S
28-Oct-2007 Adventures in Poetry 8- 4 – Portia's speech in
defence of Antonio in the Merchant of Venice
   
29-Dec-2012 Shakespeare Is German
Patrick Spottiswoode
Produced by Clive Brill

27:22, 25608, S
18-Feb-2013 Who Was Rosalind?
Susan Hitch
Produced by Martin Smith

28:02, 26268, S
26-Dec-2006
BBC R4X
17-Oct-2015
King Lear on Boxing Day
Francine Stock
Fiona Shaw and Oliver Ford Davis; scholars
Jonathan Bate, Richard Dutton, Brett Dolman
and Tiffany Stern; food historian Ivan Day
and musicians Passamezzo
produced by Beattie Rubens and David Hunter
87:14, 81600, S