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King Lear (1982)

Alternative title
The Shakespeare Plays
Synopsis
Television production shot entirely in a studio with Michael Hordern in the title role.
Series
BBC Television Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; United States
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
1982
Notes
The production is commercially available on DVD as part of the BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION box set (see separate entry). The VHS version was deleted in March 2004 and was replaced from June 2004 by the DVD version.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
King Lear
King Lear (Sp)

Credits

Director
Jonathan Miller
Producer
Shaun Sutton
Writer
William Shakespeare
Costume
Raymond Hughes
Art Direction
Colin Lowrey
Contributor
David Snodin
Cast
Adam Kurakin 
Anton Lesser 
Brenda Blethyn 
David Weston 
Frank Middlemas 
Fraser Wilson 
George Howe 
Gillian Barge 
Harry Waters 
Iain Armstrong 
John Bird 
John Dallimore 
John Grillo 
John Shrapnel 
Julian Curry 
Ken Stott 
Michael Hordern 
Michael Kitchen 
Norman Rodway 
Penelope Wilton 
Peter Walmsley 
Richard Albrecht 
Stuart Blake 
Tim Brown 
Tony Sympson 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
185 minutes
Year
2004

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£29.90 (Trumedia)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
185 minutes
Year
2004

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Name

Time-Life Films Inc

Phone
0101 201 843 4545
Address
PO Box 644
NJ 07652
USA

Distributor

Name

BBC Store

Web
https://store.bbc.com/ External site opens in new window
Notes
NB. From May 2017 programmes are no longer available to buy on BBC Store. From November 1st 2017 the store will close completely and programmes bought from BBC Store will no longer be available to watch. Customers who have bought items from BBC Store will be contacted by email and refunded for their purchases either by full cash refund or Amazon video vouchers.
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