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Heil Caesar, Part 1: The Conspirators

Summary
1973 BBC production ‘for schools and colleges’ of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, in three parts. It was given under the title of John Bowen’s adaptation Heil Caesar which ‘transforms the play into a modern political conspiracy thriller with modern dialogue and many strong allusions to political events in the early 1970s’ (source: BUFVC Shakespeare database).
Theatre play
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare [more information]
Date of transmission
Monday 12 November 1973
Time
2.20-2.50pm
Series
Schools
Channel
BBC1
Production company
BBC

Credits

Producer
Ronald Smedley
Playwright
William Shakespeare
Adapted for Television by
John Bowen
Cast
David Allister
Anthony Bate
Angela Crow
Peter Howell
John Stride
Angela Thorne

Additional details

Later transmissions
The three parts were repeated together in an evening broadcast in 1974 and over separate weeks for schools again in February and October 1975.
Play tags
ancient Rome and colonies; tragedy
Programme context tags
schools television programming

Audiovisual sources

Title
Heil Caesar (BBC, 1973)
Archive
BBC Information and Archives [more information]
Address

White City
London
UK

Telephone

+44 (0)20 8008 2288

Website

http://www.bbc.co.uk/informationandarchives/

Access

BBC Information and Archives is not open to the public.

Print sources

Title
Heil Caesar (Website: database)
Reference
BUFVC Shakespeare database: http://bufvc.ac.uk/shakespeare/index.php/title/AV37104
Title
Heil Caesar (Book)
Author/creator
John Bowen (Author)
Reference
London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1974
Notes
Contains script, stage directions, introduction and many b&w images.
Title
Julius Caesar (BBC, 1938) ... and eight others (Blog article)
Author/creator
John Wyver (Author)
Reference
http://screenplaystv.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/julius-caesar-bbc-1938-and-eight-others, published 15 April 2012
Title
Radio Times, 8 November 1973 (Magazine)
Linking notes
listing, p. 44

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