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Macbeth

Alternative title
Shakespeare Re-Told Shakespeare Retold
Synopsis
A modern television interpretation of Shakespeare’s play with contemporary dialogue set in the kitchen of a Michelin-starred restaurant. When the owner takes credit for Joe’s dedication, Joe’s jealousy, encouraged by the prophecies of three sinister binmen and the ambition of his wife, leads him to murder.
Series
Shakespeare-Told
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television; Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Transmission details
14 Nov 2005 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Mark Brozel
Producer
Pier Wilkie
Writer
Peter Moffat
Cast
James McAvoyJoe Macbeth (Macbeth)
Keeley HawesElla Macbeth (Lady Macbeth)
Richard ArmitagePeter Macduff (Macduff)
Toby KebbellMalcolm (Malcolm)
Joseph MillsonBilly (Banquo)
Jo-Anne StockhamFiona Macduff (Lady Macduff)
Vincent ReganDuncan (King Duncan)

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Combined on 1 DVD with the other three dramas in the series. Also available as a download from BBC Store
History
Shown on BBC America in August 2006.
Reviews
Calvo, Clara & A.J. Hoenselaars, ‘Shakespeare Uprooted: The BBC and ShakespeareRe-Told (2005)' in Shakespearean International Yearbook 8 (2008), pp. 82-96.

Online Availability

Online URL
https://store.bbc.com/shakespeare-told
Online price
£3.99
Online format
Download

Production Company

Name

Horsebridge Productions

Archive

Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
http://bufvc.ac.uk/tvandradio/offair External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
For Learning on Screen Members only
77 Wells Street
London
W1T 3QJ

Distributor

Name

Acorn Media UK

Email
customerservices@acorndvd.com
Web
http://www.acorndvd.com/ External site opens in new window
Fax
020 7627 250
Address
55 Drury Lane
London
WC2B 5SQ
Notes
Founded in 1997, Acorn specialises in distributing archival television programmes, predominantly licensed from the BBC and ITV. Sale on DVD and Blu-Ray, in Region 2 PAL format, direct and via retail outlets.

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

Online Retailer

Name

Moviemail

Web
https://www.simplyhe.com/3000-moviemail External site opens in new window
Phone
0844 848 2000
Address
Simply Home Entertainment
PO Box 7741
Ringwood
BH24 9FA
UK
Notes
As of December 2016 the Moviemail web presence is incorporated within the Simply Media website

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