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Theatre related stuff on TV and Radio June 26 - Jul 1

Compiled by Poly Gianniba

Tuesday June 26

9pm on BBC4: Ethan Hawke on Macbeth, it does what it says on the tin, Ethan Hawke talks to historians and artists (including Antony Sher and Greg Doran) about Macbeth. Part of the Shakespeare Uncovered season.

10:35pm on BBC1: Imagine: Theatre of War, from rehearsal room to performance, Imagine follows the theatrical production of The Two Worlds of Charlie F. Professional front line soldiers, all of whom have sustained injury ranging from amputation to post traumatic stress, join forces with a professional theatre company to help write, rehearse and perform a play based on their experiences of war.

11pm on BBC4: Macbeth, directed by  Rupert Goold, starring Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood.

Wednesday June 27

12:45pm on BBC Radio 4: programme dedicated to Harold Pinter as part of The New Elizabethans season.

Friday June 29

9pm on BBC2: episode two of the Simon Schama's Shakespeare with the participation of Judi Dench, Simon Russell Beale, Tobias Menzies, Roger Allam, Harriet Walter.

11pm on BBC2: The Review show features The Hollow Crown, the BBC's new season of Shakespeare adaptations.

Saturday June 30

10am on BBC Radio 2: Ben Whishaw is the guest on the Graham Norton Radio Show

9pm on BBC2: Richard II with Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Patrick Stewart directed by Rupert Goold.

11:20pm on BBC4: Derek Jacobi on Richard II, part of the Shakespeare Uncovered season.

Sunday July 1

2:45pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra: Front Row interviews Sir Tom Stoppard. Repeat.

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: episode of The Write Stuff about Terrence Rattigan

Catch up on iPlayer

Mark Rylance on Nemone, BBC 6 Music


BBC Radio 2 Arts show interviews Nigel Harman and Maggie Steed about 'School For Scandal' at the Theatre Royal Bath.