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Dead Shepherd

Synopsis
Television serial, in six episodes, on the life and times of William Shakespeare. Writer John Mortimer based each episode around events in Shakespeare’s life to suggest how they influenced his writing. In Episode 1 Marlowe is the leading dramatist for the London stage. Shakespeare arrives from Stratford to challenge his supremacy.
Series
Will Shakespeare
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Notes
Series released on 2-disc DVD December 2008 by A&E Home Video (Region 1 only) and in the UK by Network DVD in Feb 2009.
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
biographies; Marlowe, Christopher; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Peter Wood
Producer
Cecil Clarke; Peter Roden
Writer
John Mortimer
Music
Richard Hill
Costume
David Walker (2)
Art Direction
Michael Bailey
Contributor
Henry Graveney
Cast
Andre Morell 
Derek Royle 
Ian McShane 
John Bailey (2) 
John McEnery 
John Normington 
Paul Freeman 
Ron Cook 
Simon MacCorkindale 
Tim Curry 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.56 (series, Network)
Availability
Sale
Year
2009

Production Company

Name

ATV

Name

RAI Television

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections/searching-access-collections/research-viewing-services External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.

Distributor (Sale)

 

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