ShakespeaRe-Told: Season 1, Episode 1

Much Ado About Nothing (7 Nov. 2005)

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Tensions mount in the TV studio when a take-charge anchor is reunited with a man she has a "history" with.

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Andrew Barclay ...
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Waiter
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Leonard
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Ursula
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Don
Patrick Ryecart ...
Keith
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Margaret
Anthony O'Donnell ...
Mr Berry
Rasmus Hardiker ...
Vince
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Peter
Henrietta Clemett ...
Girl in Club
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When her incompetent TV news co-host is fired, Beatrice winds up working again with Benedict, towards whom she has nothing but disgust. Meanwhile weather girl Hero falls in love with a young man new to the station (much to the dismay of her not-so-secret admirer.) As Bea and Ben trade one-liners, their co-workers tell each that the other is really in love with her/him, which leads them to re-think their own feelings. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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When Don arrives at the party you can see he has not drawn on any black eyebrows yet later you see him with black eyebrows drawn high on his forehead. This happens continuously throughout the party scene See more »

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Beatrice: Don't you dare walk away when I'm shouting at you!
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an excellent adaption with many laughs
7 November 2005 | by (Gloucestershire, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I've just watched this aired on BBC1 as part of a series called Shakespeare-Told. I was only mildly interested in watching, but it gripped me from the start and held my attention to the end. You don't need to know the original text to enjoy the quick comedic dialogue and the story lines of deceit and love are relevant in any period of history. This adaption puts the characters in a television studio of Wessex Tonight with Beatrice and Benedick as the presenters, Hero as a weather girl and Claudio as a reporter. The relationship of B & B was explored and explained well with both actors giving excellent performances. Looking forward to sitting in next Monday evening for the next helping of Will's tales.


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