BBC | Shakespeare Plays | Repeated Performance Productions | 1939-1955

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BBC Television Shakespeare play productions performed twice, 1939-1955.

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1. The Tempest (1939 TV Movie)

90 min | Fantasy

Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Directors: Dallas Bower, Antony Tudor | Stars: Alan Wheatley, Oliver Burt, John Abbott, Basil Langton

Votes: 8

2. The Tempest/II (1939 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Directors: Dallas Bower, Antony Tudor | Stars: Alan Wheatley, Oliver Burt, John Abbott, Basil Langton

3. The Merchant of Venice (1947 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Abraham Sofaer, Austin Trevor, André Morell, John Gatrell

4. The Merchant of Venice/II (1947 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Abraham Sofaer, Austin Trevor, André Morell, John Gatrell

5. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (1947 TV Movie)

120 min

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Michael Barry | Stars: Andrew Osborn, John Bailey, Rosalie Crutchley, Andre Van Gyseghem

6. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet/II (I) (1947 TV Movie)

188 min | Drama

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Michael Barry | Stars: Andrew Osborn, John Bailey, Rosalie Crutchley, Andre Van Gyseghem

Votes: 5

7. Hamlet Part 1 (1947 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

A live, early television version of the play

Director: Basil Adams | Stars: John Byron, Sebastian Shaw, Margaret Rawlings, W.E. Holloway

Votes: 10

8. Hamlet Part 1/II (1947 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Basil Adams | Stars: John Byron, Sebastian Shaw, Margaret Rawlings, W.E. Holloway

9. Hamlet Part 2 (1947 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

Hamlet suspects his uncle has murdered his father to claim the throne of Denmark and the hand of Hamlet's mother, but the prince cannot decide whether or not he should take vengeance.

Director: Basil Adams | Stars: John Byron, Sebastian Shaw, Margaret Rawlings, Arthur Wontner

10. The Tragedy of King Lear Part 1 (1948 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

King Lear, old and tired, divides his kingdom among his daughters, giving great importance to their protestations of love for him. When Cordelia, youngest and most honest, refuses to idly ... See full summary »

Director: Royston Morley | Stars: Archie Angus, Michael Ashwin, John Baker, Nicolette Bernard

Votes: 13

11. The Tragedy of King Lear Part 1/II (1948 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Director: Royston Morley | Stars: William Devlin, Rosalie Crutchley, Nicolette Bernard, Ursula Howells

12. The Tragedy of King Lear Part 2/I (1948 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Director: Royston Morley | Stars: William Devlin, Rosalie Crutchley, Nicolette Bernard, Ursula Howells

13. The Tragedy of King Lear Part 2/II (1948 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

An aging King invites disaster when he abdicates to his corrupt, toadying daughters and rejects his one loving, but honest one.

Director: Royston Morley | Stars: William Devlin, Rosalie Crutchley, Nicolette Bernard, Ursula Howells

14. Macbeth (1949 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

The thane Macbeth plots to become king of Scotland, aided by his ambitious wife.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Stephen Murray, Ruth Lodge, Mark Dignam, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 9

15. Macbeth/II (1949 TV Movie)

118 min | Drama

Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Arthur Wontner, Patrick Macnee, Peter Mullins, Stephen Murray

16. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Twelfth Night (I) (1950)

Drama

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Clayton | Stars: Barbara Lott, John Biggerstaff, Terence Morgan, Donald Tandy

17. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Twelfth Night/II (1950)

103 min | Drama

Viola and Sebastian are lookalike twins, separated by a shipwreck. Viola lands in Illyria, where she disguises herself like her brother and goes into the service of the Duke Orsino. Orsino ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Clayton | Stars: Terence Morgan, Barbara Lott, Michael Redington, Patricia Kneale

18. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Othello (1950)

135 min | Drama

The Moorish general Othello is manipulated into thinking that his new wife Desdemona has been carrying on an affair with his lieutenant Michael Cassio when in reality it is all part of the scheme of a bitter ensign named Iago.

Director: Kevin Sheldon | Stars: André Morell, Frank Birch, Stephen Murray, Joan Hopkins

Votes: 9

20. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Tragedy of King Richard II (1950)

Drama

The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Director: Royston Morley | Stars: Alan Wheatley, Henry Oscar, Clement McCallin, Leonard Sachs

21. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Tragedy of King Richard II/II (1950)

145 min | Drama

The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Director: Royston Morley | Stars: Alan Wheatley, Henry Oscar, Clement McCallin, Leonard Sachs

22. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Tragedy of King Richard II/III (1950)

145 min | Drama

The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Director: Royston Morley | Stars: Alan Wheatley, Henry Oscar, Clement McCallin, Leonard Sachs

23. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Julius Caesar (1951)

Drama

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Leonard Brett | Stars: John Arnold, Patrick Barr, Peter Bathurst, Richard Bebb

24. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Julius Caesar/II (1951)

128 min | Drama

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Leonard Brett | Stars: Walter Hudd, Richard Bebb, Anthony Hawtrey, Eric Berry

25. A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 1 (1950 TV Movie)

50 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Stars: Leslie Crowther, Clement Hamelin, Raymond Rollett, Prudence Hyman

26. A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 1/II (1951 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Joy Harington | Stars: Robert Atkins, Frederick Piper, Dudley Jones, Leslie Crowther

27. A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 2 (1950 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Joy Harington | Stars: Robert Atkins, Harcourt Williams, Toke Townley, Leslie Crowther

28. A Midsummer Night's Dream Part 2/II (1951 TV Movie)

50 min | Drama

Mistaken identity, unrequited love, and the supernatural are combined in Shakespeare's classic set in the woods of Greece on a moonlit night.

Director: Joy Harington | Stars: Robert Atkins, Frederick Piper, Dudley Jones, Leslie Crowther

29. The Tempest (1951 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, Family

Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Director: Rex Tucker | Stars: Godfrey Kenton, Carol Marsh, Dorothy Gordon, Julian Somers

30. The Tempest/II (I) (1951 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

Exiled Prospero lives on a desolate island with his daughter, Miranda. When Prospero's usurping brother sails by the island, Prospero conjures a storm that wrecks the ship and changes all of their lives.

Director: Rex Tucker | Stars: Godfrey Kenton, Carol Marsh, Dorothy Gordon, Julian Somers

31. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Life of King Henry V (1951)

133 min | Drama

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Leonard Brett | Stars: Marius Goring, Clement McCallin, Oliver Burt, John Stevens

Votes: 10

32. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Life of King Henry V/II (1951)

133 min | Drama

In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Director: Leonard Brett | Stars: Marius Goring, Clement McCallin, Oliver Burt, John Stevens

33. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Life and Death of King John (1952)

Drama

King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.

Director: Stephen Harrison | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Una Venning, Judith Stott, Cavan Malone

34. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Life and Death of King John/II (1952)

110 min | Drama

King John does whatever it takes to keep himself on the throne of England, making enemies of the pope, France, and his nephew along the way.

Director: Stephen Harrison | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Una Venning, Judith Stott, Cavan Malone

35. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew (1952)

Drama

Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy shrewish wife, Katharina.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Margaret Johnston, Stanley Baker, Sheila Shand Gibbs, Ernest Jay

36. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Taming of the Shrew/II (1952)

88 min | Drama

Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy shrewish wife, Katharina.

Director: Desmond Davis | Stars: Margaret Johnston, Stanley Baker, Ernest Jay, Eric Messiter

37. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Merry Wives of Windsor (1952)

Drama

When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Robert Atkins, Mary Kerridge, Elizabeth Regan, Alfie Bass

38. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Merry Wives of Windsor/II (1952)

98 min | Drama

When Sir John Falstaff decides that he wants to have a little fun he writes two letters to a pair of Window wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Robert Atkins, Mary Kerridge, Betty Huntley-Wright, Alfie Bass

39. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: As You Like It (1953)

Drama

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Director: Peter Ebert | Stars: Margaret Leighton, Laurence Harvey, Walter Hudd, Henry Oscar

Votes: 9

40. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: As You Like It/II (1953)

118 min | Drama

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.

Director: Peter Ebert | Stars: Margaret Leighton, Laurence Harvey, Walter Hudd, Henry Oscar

41. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Comedy of Errors (1954)

Drama

Two identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. When, years later, they all show up in the same town, mistaken identities abound.

Director: Lionel Harris | Stars: Lally Bowers, James Cairncross, Gerald Cross, Paul Hansard

Votes: 10

42. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Comedy of Errors/II (1954)

88 min | Drama

Identical twins and their two servants (also identical twins) are separated in a ship-wreck. Years later, they all show up in the same town and mistaken identities abound.

Director: Lionel Harris | Stars: David Peel, Paul Hansard, James Cairncross, Joan Plowright

43. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Troilus and Cressida (1954)

Drama

During the Trojan War, a Trojan warrior is distraught when his lover takes up with a Greek.

Director: George Rylands | Stars: Jill Balcon, Timothy Bateson, Michael Brennan, Leo Ciceri

Votes: 7

44. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Troilus and Cressida/II (1954)

140 min | Drama

During the Trojan War, a Trojan warrior is distraught when his lover takes up with a Greek.

Directors: Douglas Allen, George Rylands | Stars: Donald Eccles, William Squire, John Fraser, Simon Lack

Votes: 7

45. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Merchant of Venice (1955)

118 min | Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Burton | Stars: Raymond Westwell, Michael Hordern, Rachel Gurney, John Hayter

Votes: 10

46. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: The Merchant of Venice/II (1955)

118 min | Drama

A rich merchant, Antonio is depressed for no good reason, until his good friend Bassanio comes to tell him how he's in love with Portia. Portia's father has died and left a very strange ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Burton | Stars: Raymond Westwell, John Hayter, Geoffrey Taylor, Denis Quilley



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