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Theatre related stuff on TV and Radio Apr 16 - 22

Compiled by Poly Gianniba

Monday April 16

7pm on Sky Arts 2: Shakespeare's Globe, documentary on the Globe theatre.

8:00pm on Sky Arts 2: Henry IV, Part 1, the Globe's production of the Shakespeare play, with Roger Allam as Falstaff, a performance for which he won the Olivier award for best actor.

Tuesday April 17

8:00pm on Sky Arts 2: Henry IV, part 2, second part of the Globe production of Shakespeare's play. Roger Allam and Jamie Parker star.

Wednesday April 18

1:30pm on Sky Arts 1: In Conversation... with John Hurt, interview with the British actor who discusses his time in the theatre among other things. 

8pm on Sky Arts 2: the Globe's production of As You Like It, directed by Thea Sharrock

Thursday April 19

8pm on Sky Arts 2: Othello, filmed at the Globe theatre, starring Eamonn Walker and Tim McInnerny 

Friday April 20

8:00pm on Sky Arts 2: Romeo and Juliet, directed by Dominic Dromgoole, filmed at the Shakespeare's Globe.

10pm on BBc Radio 2: the Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman has an interview with RSC artistic director Michael Boyd about the World Shakespeare Festival.

11pm on BBC2: the Review Show will talk about Cate Blanchett starring in the London stage in the play Gross und Klein.

11pm on Sky Arts 2: Every Little Step documentary charting the exhausting auditions behind Broadway's revival of A Chorus Line. 

Saturday April 21

9am on BBC Radio 4 Extra: A Celebration of the Swan of Avon. Simon Russell Beale with a selection of shows about and inspired by the Bard: Great Lives, Macbeth, Shakespeare Stories, Lenny and Will, Mrs Shakespeare and Desmond Olivier Dingle.

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Saturday Review feature the Misterman, starring Cillian Murphy, at the National Theatre.

8:00pm on Sky Arts 2: Last Will And Testament, film exploring the evolution of the authorship debate surrounding the works attributed to William Shakespeare, with contributions by Derek Jacobi, Vanessa Redgrave, Mark Rylance.

Sunday April 22

11:15am on BBC Radio 4: The Reunion, Sue MacGregor reunites five people who helped to create Shakespeare's Globe Theatre: Patrick Spottiswoode, the first Director of Education; Diana Devlin, who saw the project through some of its most difficult years; architect Jon Greenfield; Claire van Kampen, the first Director of Music; and Zoe Wanamaker, Sam's actor daughter who is now Honorary President of Shakespeare's Globe.

5:30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra: The Matinee - The Creation of a Theatrical Institution, programme investigating the lore and history of matinees in theatres. With June Whitfield, Donald Sinden and Sandy Wilson.

8:30pm on BBC Radio 3: a new radio production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, starring David Tennant as Malvolio, Naomi Frederick as Viola/Cesario, Paul Ready as Orsino, Ron Cook as Sir Toby Belch, Adam James as Sir Andrew Aguecheek 

10:25pm on BBC4: Mark Lawson Talks to... Felicity Kendal.

Catch up on iplayer

Greg Doran, the new artistic director for the RSC, is interviewed at the Midweek programme


Cillian Murphy discusses Misterman on Night Waves