ShakespeaRe-Told: Season 1, Episode 2

Macbeth (14 Nov. 2005)

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A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

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Ella Macbeth
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Peter Macduff
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Harry Gibby
Richard Ridings ...
Maurice
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Barry
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Andy
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Malcolm
Gregory Chisholm ...
Jonny Boy
Barry Ward ...
Roddy
Packy Lee ...
Heaney
Matthew Dunphy ...
Doyle
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DCI Varley
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In a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's "Scottish play," three strange garbage collectors make a glorious prediction for head chef Joe Macbeth's future. With his wife Ella goading him on, Macbeth makes plans to take ownership of the high-class Glaswegian restaurant where they are both employed. The first step: murder owner and celebrity-chef Duncan... Written by L. Hamre

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Billy's line "Just call him 'The Scottish Chef'" is a sly reference to the superstition in the theatre that it is bad luck to mention the title "Macbeth" - instead it is usually referred to euphemistically as "The Scottish Play". See more »

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Joe Macbeth: [hears a helicopter] Is that a helicopter?
[laughs, a bit crazed]
Joe Macbeth: Is it landing on this building?
Joe Macbeth: Pigs will fly...! Pigs will FLY! Pigs are landing on my head...!
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Version of Macbeth (2006) See more »

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Baby I Love You
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector
Performed by James McAvoy
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Excellent film - tense, violent and beautiful
5 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I very much enjoyed the BBC1 Macbeth. The script was good, the actors were excellent and I thought that the direction and the photography brought the best out of them. The director managed to convey a sense of tension and violence throughout, starting with the initial 'creative' tension and controlled violence in the lively scenes in the kitchen at the beginning and building to the desperation of the final scenes. This was helped by the stylish but claustrophobic interiors. This is an extremely beautiful film as well, heightened by the unflinching close ups of the principal characters as they start to disintegrate under the pressure.

More like this please!


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