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Theatre on TV and Radio December 26 - Jan 1

Some real treats this week, with two documentaries on More4, a radio documentary on the Everyman theatre in Liverpool and a programme about Judi Dench.

26 December 2011

6pm on BBC Radio 2: The Phanton Phenomenon, a repeat of the documentary about The Phanton of the Opera celebrating its 25th anniversary.

8pm on BBC Radio Merseyside: documentary about the Everyman theatre in Liverpool. (repeated on 28 December, 8pm).

9pm on BBC2 Wales: Welsh Arts Review of the Year, including Michael Sheen talking about The Passion, his Easter production at his hometown in Port Talbot. Repeat on 1 January, 6:30pm. The programme will be available on iPlayer. 

30 December 2011

8pm on BBc2: The Many Faces of Dame Judi Dench, programme tracing the career of Judi Dench, theatre should feature heavily.

1 January 2012

12:10pm on More4: The Making of Duchess of Malfi, this documentary follows English National Opera and theatre company Punchdrunk in the eight weeks leading up to the opening night of the first immersive opera.

13:15pm on More4: The Making of Swallows and Amazons, documentary about the stage production of Swallows and Amazons, Bristol Old Vic's Christmas show, directed by Tom Morris, and with original songs by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy.

Compiled by @polyg