The revised Richard II review or how Eddie made me cry on New Year's Eve
V&A to screen theatre video recordings from the archive and Stan is very excited

Theatre on TV and Radio Jan 2 - 8

 Apologies for posting this late, my fault not Poly's...

 Monday 2 January

11:30pm on BBC Radio 4: Oscar and Al Pacino, Al Pacino talks about Oscar Wilde, playing Herod in the play Salome and his film 'Wilde Salome', a blend of drama and documentary of staging the play in Los Angeles. If it's too late to listen live, this is what iplayer was invented for:

Tuesday 3 January

9pm on BBC4: The Story of Musicals, first in the series. The story of british musicals with contributions from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh, Tim Rice, Elaine Paige, Sheila Hancock, Willy Russell and others.

10pm on BBC4: 100 Years of the Palladium, self explanatory, story of the Palladium theatre

Wednesday 4 January

7:30pm on BBC1 North East: The Inside Out programme reports on the 175 years anniversary of Newcastle's Theatre Royal. Very interesting links on the website.

Friday 6 January 2012

19:15 BBC Radio 4: Front Row reports on how puppets have entered the theatrical mainstream, featuring the Handspring company which worked on War Horse (@oughttobeclowns, this programme is for you)

On iplayer

The Rattigan Enigma, Benedict Cumberbatch explores the life and work of the playwright Terence Rattigan

Compiled by @polyg