ShakespeaRe-Told (2005– )
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A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

Director:

Mark Brozel
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James McAvoy ... Joe Macbeth
Keeley Hawes ... Ella Macbeth
Joseph Millson ... Billy Banquo
Vincent Regan ... Duncan Docherty
Richard Armitage ... Peter Macduff
Philip Whitchurch ... Harry Gibby
Richard Ridings ... Maurice
Ralph Ineson ... Barry
Charles Abomeli ... Andy
Toby Kebbell ... Malcolm
Gregory Chisholm Gregory Chisholm ... Jonny Boy
Barry Ward ... Roddy
Packy Lee ... Heaney
Matthew Dunphy Matthew Dunphy ... Doyle
Clive Brunt ... DCI Varley
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2005 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The line spoken by Harry Gibby, the health inspector - "...the sins of a bloke what has made me work for my pound of flesh..." - is a reference to another play by William Shakespeare, 'The Merchant of Venice'. See more »

Quotes

Duncan: In another life, I'd make a pass at you.
Ella Macbeth: In another life, I'd let you.
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Connections

Version of Macbeth (1954) See more »

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The Auld Triangle
(aka "The Banks of the Royal Canal")
Written by Dominic Behan
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Shakespeare Re-Told: "Macbeth"
10 December 2005 | by dimmydomSee all my reviews

I thought it was great.

I am studying "Macbeth" at the present and this has helped me to understand the play better.

Even though it wasn't exactly as I thought it would be, I liked the idea of the three "Witches" a.k.a bin men. They provided the much needed humour in the dramatisation of one of Shakespeare's most famous works.

Watching the programme has helped me raise my grade from a c- to an a-!!

I enjoyed it immensely!!


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