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Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Televised adaptation of the play produced by Cedric Messina with Kika Markham as Juliet and Hywel Bennett as Romeo.
Series
Play of the Month
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
3 Dec 1967 at 19:50 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
135 mins

Credits

Director
Alan Cooke
Producer
Cedric Messina
Writer
William Shakespeare
Art Direction
Eileen Diss
Cast
Hywel BennettRomeo
Kika MarkhamJuliet
Ronald PickupMercutio
Anthony NewlandsFriar Laurence
Thora HirdNurse
Brian BadcoeMontague
Brian CoburnOfficer
Clare AustinLady Montague
David GriffinBenvolio
Derrick GilbertFriar John
Edward BurnhamCapulet
Jonathan DennisParis
Julius AlbaApothecary
Michael GambonGregory
Michael GodfreyEscalus, Prince of Verona
Michael O’HaganBalthasar
Robert GillespiePeter
Ronald CunliffeSampson
Stephanie BidmeadLady Capulet

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The production was much acclaimed. The BBC Audience Research Viewing Panel Report noted praise for the camerawork which ‘flowed with vigour and pace’.
General
Michael Gambon, who later played the lead in the famous television series The Singing Detective makes an appearance as Gregory, a member of the Capulet household.
History
The production is one of the first in a series of eight Shakespeare plays produced for BBC by Cedric Messina who was to launch the production of the BBC TV Shakespeare series three years later.
Figures
Reaction Index 77. Watched by 7.6% of the available audience.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

Web
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Phone
020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
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Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 3743 2389
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
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London
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Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
Name

Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

Web
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Phone
(20) 707-8572
Fax
(20) 707-237’1
Address
Motion Picture & Television Reading Room
James Madison Building, LM 336
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.
20540-4690
United States

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