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Copenhagen
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written by Michael Frayn, 1933-; directed by Howard Davies, 1945-2016; produced by Richard Fell, fl. 1995 and Megan Callaway, fl. 1986, British Broadcasting Corporation and KCET, Los Angeles, CA; performed by Stephen Rea, 1946-, Daniel Craig, 1968- and Francesca Annis, 1945- (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2002), 1 hour 41 mins
An adaptation of the popular Michael Frayn stage-play based around a strange trip the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made to Copenhagen in 1941 to see his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr. Old friends and close colleagues, they had revolutionised atomic physics in the 1920s with their work together. But now the w...
written by Michael Frayn, 1933-; directed by Howard Davies, 1945-2016; produced by Richard Fell, fl. 1995 and Megan Callaway, fl. 1986, British Broadcasting Corporation and KCET, Los Angeles, CA; performed by Stephen Rea, 1946-, Daniel Craig, 1968- and Francesca Annis, 1945- (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2002), 1 hour 41 mins
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An Englishman Abroad
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written by Alan Bennett, 1934-; directed by John Schlesinger, 1926-2003; produced by Innes Lloyd, 1925-1991, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Sir Alan Bates, 1934-2003, Coral Browne, 1913-1991, Charles Gray, 1928-2000, Harold Innocent, 1935-1993, Vernon Dobtcheff, 1934- and Mark Wing-Davey, 1948- (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1983), 1 hour 2 mins
Alan Bates stars in a splendid story by Alan Bennett, based on a true incident which took place in Moscow in 1958. British spy Guy Burgess encounters actress Coral Browne (who plays herself) on tour from the 'old country'. Invited to lunch at Burgess's shabby apartment, he presents her with a strange request.
written by Alan Bennett, 1934-; directed by John Schlesinger, 1926-2003; produced by Innes Lloyd, 1925-1991, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Sir Alan Bates, 1934-2003, Coral Browne, 1913-1991, Charles Gray, 1928-2000, Harold Innocent, 1935-1993, Vernon Dobtcheff, 1934- and Mark Wing-Davey, 1948- (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1983), 1 hour 2 mins
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Horrible Histories, Horrible Histories: Special: Sensational Shakespeare
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directed by Steve Connelly, fl. 1977; produced by Lisa Mitchell, fl. 2007, in Horrible Histories (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2016, originally published 2016), 38 mins

April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Britain's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare (or is it William Shagspeare or Willm Shakspere - even the great Bard himself didn't know!).

In this episode, we look at the life and times of the playwright - from his largely unknown and humble beginnings in...

directed by Steve Connelly, fl. 1977; produced by Lisa Mitchell, fl. 2007, in Horrible Histories (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2016, originally published 2016), 38 mins
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Performance - BBC TV, Season 2, Episode 2, A Doll's House
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written by Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906; directed by David Thacker, 1950-; produced by Simon Curtis, 1960-, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Juliet Stevenson, 1956-, Trevor Eve, 1951-, Geraldine James, 1950-, Patrick Malahide, 1945-, David Calder, 1946-, Sonia Ritter, fl. 1997 and Helen Blatch, 1933-, in Performance - BBC TV, Season 2, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1992), 2 hours 17 mins
Henrik Ibsen struck an early blow for feminism in 1879 with this liberated tale of a wife who rebels. Juliet Stevenson plays Nora who finally revolts against her husband's perception of her as a doll-wife whose opinions count for nothing.
written by Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906; directed by David Thacker, 1950-; produced by Simon Curtis, 1960-, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Juliet Stevenson, 1956-, Trevor Eve, 1951-, Geraldine James, 1950-, Patrick Malahide, 1945-, David Calder, 1946-, Sonia Ritter, fl. 1997 and Helen Blatch, 1933-, in Performance - BBC TV, Season 2, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1992), 2 hours 17 mins
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Performance - BBC TV, Season 5, Episode 5, King Henry IV, Part 1
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by John Caird, 1948-; designed by Joan Wadge, fl. 1982; produced by Annie Castledine, 1939-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Ronald Pickup, 1940-, Jonathan Firth, 1967-, Daniel Betts, 1971-, Jonathan Cullen, 1960-, Tim McMullan, 1963-, Joseph O'Conor, 1916-2001, Rufus Sewell, 1967-, Josette Simon, 1960-, Corin Redgrave, 1939-2010, Paul Webster, 1938-, David Calder, 1946-, Geoffrey Hutchings, 1939-2010, Elizabeth Spriggs, 1929-2008, Graham Aggrey, fl. 1987-1996 and Peter-Hugo Daly, 1956-, in Performance - BBC TV, Season 5, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 1 hour 29 mins

Henry Bolingbroke has now been crowned King of England, but faces a rebellion headed by the embittered Earl of Northumberland and his son (nicknamed 'Hotspur'). Henry's son Hal, the Prince of Wales, has thrown over life at court in favour of heavy drinking and petty theft in the company of a debauched elderly knig...

written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by John Caird, 1948-; designed by Joan Wadge, fl. 1982; produced by Annie Castledine, 1939-2016, British Broadcasting Corporation; performed by Ronald Pickup, 1940-, Jonathan Firth, 1967-, Daniel Betts, 1971-, Jonathan Cullen, 1960-, Tim McMullan, 1963-, Joseph O'Conor, 1916-2001, Rufus Sewell, 1967-, Josette Simon, 1960-, Corin Redgrave, 1939-2010, Paul Webster, 1938-, David Calder, 1946-, Geoffrey Hutchings, 1939-2010, Elizabeth Spriggs, 1929-2008, Graham Aggrey, fl. 1987-1996 and Peter-Hugo Daly, 1956-, in Performance - BBC TV, Season 5, Episode 5 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 1 hour 29 mins
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Saltwater
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written by Conor McPherson, 1971-; directed by Conor McPherson, 1971-; produced by Treasure Films, England, Alta Films, Madrid, Spain, Radio Telefis Eireann, Galway, Ireland, British Broadcasting Corporation and Bord Scannán na hÉireann, Ireland; performed by Peter McDonald, 1972-, Brian Cox, 1946-, Conor Mullen, 1962-, Laurence Kinlan, 1983-, Brendan Gleeson, 1955-, Eva Birthistle, 1974-, Valerie Spelman, fl. 2000-2009, David O'Rourke, fl. 2000, Caroline O'Boyle, fl. 2000, Gina Moxley, fl. 1985, Garrett Keogh, fl. 1980, Michael McElhatton, 1963-, Pat Shortt, 1966-, Carl Duering, 1923- and Olwen Fouere, fl. 1976-2003 (BBC Worldwide, 2002), 1 hour 31 mins
Life in an out-of-season Irish seaside resort is tough enough. But for the Beneventi family, grieving the year-long loss of their mother, and struggling to make enough from their fish 'n' chip shop to escape bankruptcy, the future looks more of a challenge. But when Frank, the eldest son, robs the local bookies, e...
written by Conor McPherson, 1971-; directed by Conor McPherson, 1971-; produced by Treasure Films, England, Alta Films, Madrid, Spain, Radio Telefis Eireann, Galway, Ireland, British Broadcasting Corporation and Bord Scannán na hÉireann, Ireland; performed by Peter McDonald, 1972-, Brian Cox, 1946-, Conor Mullen, 1962-, Laurence Kinlan, 1983-, Brendan Gleeson, 1955-, Eva Birthistle, 1974-, Valerie Spelman, fl. 2000-2009, David O'Rourke, fl. 2000, Caroline O'Boyle, fl. 2000, Gina Moxley, fl. 1985, Garrett Keogh, fl. 1980, Michael McElhatton, 1963-, Pat Shortt, 1966-, Carl Duering, 1923- and Olwen Fouere, fl. 1976-2003 (BBC Worldwide, 2002), 1 hour 31 mins
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Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 1, Episode 2, Richard II
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directed by Barbara Derkow, fl. 1975; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 1, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1978), 25 mins

The BBC produced Shakespeare in Perspective, a series of 25-minute personal introductions to individual plays by an eclectic range of presenters from the literary (Anthony Burgess, Dennis Potter, Jilly Cooper) to the scholarly (Germaine Greer, Frank Kermode, Michael Wood) to the celebrity (Roy Hudd, George Melly,...

directed by Barbara Derkow, fl. 1975; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 1, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1978), 25 mins
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Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 1, Episode 4, Julius Caesar
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directed by Barbara Derkow, fl. 1975; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 1, Episode 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1979), 24 mins

The BBC produced Shakespeare in Perspective, a series of 25-minute personal introductions to individual plays by an eclectic range of presenters from the literary (Anthony Burgess, Dennis Potter, Jilly Cooper) to the scholarly (Germaine Greer, Frank Kermode, Michael Wood) to the celebrity (Roy Hudd, George Melly,...

directed by Barbara Derkow, fl. 1975; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 1, Episode 4 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1979), 24 mins
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Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 4, Episode 3, A Midsummer Night's Dream
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directed by David Wilson, fl. 1965-2014; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 4, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1981), 24 mins

The BBC produced Shakespeare in Perspective, a series of 25-minute personal introductions to individual plays by an eclectic range of presenters from the literary (Anthony Burgess, Dennis Potter, Jilly Cooper) to the scholarly (Germaine Greer, Frank Kermode, Michael Wood) to the celebrity (Roy Hudd, George Melly,...

directed by David Wilson, fl. 1965-2014; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 4, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1981), 24 mins
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Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 5, Episode 1, King Lear
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directed by Sally Kirkwood, fl. 1981; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 5, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1982), 25 mins

The BBC produced Shakespeare in Perspective, a series of 25-minute personal introductions to individual plays by an eclectic range of presenters from the literary (Anthony Burgess, Dennis Potter, Jilly Cooper) to the scholarly (Germaine Greer, Frank Kermode, Michael Wood) to the celebrity (Roy Hudd, George Melly,...

directed by Sally Kirkwood, fl. 1981; produced by Victor Poole, fl. 1958-1985, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Shakespeare in Perspective, Season 5, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1982), 25 mins
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