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In Search of Hamlet with Jonathan Ross

Synopsis
Television programme. An irreverent look at Shakespeare’s Hamlet with contributions from actors, many of them American. At one point John Sessions and Kenneth Branagh perform the ‘to be, or not to be, speech in a Swedish accent while pretending to dance and ski like Abba.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
14 Sep 1997 at 23:10 (Channel: ITV)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Gerry Dowd; Tina Jenkins
Producer
Mark Tinkler; Tina Jenkins
Contributor
Billy Crystal; Charlton Heston; Jack Lemmon; John Sessions; Jonathan Ross; Kenneth Branagh; Patrick Stewart; Richard Briers; Richard Dreyfuss
Cast
Benedict TaylorHamlet
Clive FrancisClaudius
Kate O’MaraGertrude
Charlotte WestonOphelia
Duncan PrestonWilliam Shakespeare
Mark HeenahanHoratio

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Hamlet (character)

Production Company

Name

London Weekend 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
Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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