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Theatre related stuff on TV and Radio Apr 9 - 15

Busy week, featuring Mark Rylance, Michael Sheen, Cate Blanchett and lots of Shakespeare. Compiled by Poly Gianniba.

Monday April 9

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Front Row contains interviews with leading theatre producers, including Cameron Mackintosh, Howard Panter, Rosemary Squire, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sonia Friedman.

Tuesday April 10

00:30am on BBC News: playwright Michael Frayn is interviewed on Hardtalk.

Thursday April 12t

2:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Rough Magick, not strictly theatre, but a radio play by Marty Ross set in 1605 in the Scottish Highlands in which the Royal playwright Shaxberd saves King James from assassination and attempts to save an innocent girl from being burnt as a witch. A play where Shakespeare is called Shaxberd should be worth listening to.

7pm on BBC Radio Wales: Value Judgements - The Passion, Michael Sheen is interviewed about last year's National Theatre Wales' production of 'The Passion', in front of a live audience at Port Talbot

Value Judgements - The Passion

Friday April 13

10pm at BBC Radio 2: The Radio 2 Arts Show, Claudia Winkleman talks to Belinda Lang talks about starring in the stage production of Ladies In Lavender at Royal & Derngate in Northampton. Also, Michael Billington previews Sunday's 2012 Olivier Awards.

10:35pm on BBC1: The Graham Norton Show features Cate Blanchett talking about her Barbican production of Big and Small, and Michael Sheen talking about the documentary The Gospel of Us, revolving around his theatre production of "The Passion".

Saturday April 14

10am on BBC Radio 2: Cillian Murphy is a guest at the Graham Norton Radio 2 show, talking about the National Theatre production of Misterman

7:15pm on BBC Radio 4: Saturday Review talks about Long Day's Journey Into Night at the Apollo Theatre, directed by Anthony Page, starring David Suchet

Sunday April 15

5:30pm on BBC Radio 2: Broadcast of The Olivier Awards 2012

8pm on Sky Arts 2: Being Shakespeare, Simon Callow performs his one-man West-End show, written by Jonathan Bate.

9:40pm on Sky Arts 2: Discovering Hamlet, Christopher Plummer, David Tennant, John Simm and Sir Trevor Nunn discuss Hamlet.

10:35pm on BBC4: Mark Lawson talks to Mark Rylance

10:40pm on Sky Arts 2: Antony Sher and Harriet Walter star in Macbeth, directed by Gregory Doran and shot exclusively on location at the Roundhouse, London. 

On iplayer

Saturday Review on Uncle Vanya at Chichester, starring Roger Allam.