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Epiphanous Use of the Microphone, An

Synopsis
Radio play produced to celebrate 75 years of BBC radio drama which began 28 May 1923 with a production of Twelfth Night. In the BBC’s Headquarter in Savoy Hill, Director-General John Reith and actress Cathleen Nesbitt are planning the first production of a Shakespeare play in 1923 while back in 1602 Shakespeare is preparing the premiere of a new comedy...
Series
Friday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
15 May 1998 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Martin Jenkins (2)
Writer
David Pownall
Cast
Alison Pettit 
Anna MasseyElizabeth I
Christopher Wright 
Crawford LoganJohn Reith
Gerard McDermott 
Iwan Thomas 
Jane WhittenshawCathleen Nesbitt
John Rowe 
Michael MaloneyWilliam Shakespeare
Peter Donaldson 
Rachel AtkinsMuriel Reith
Rory Campbell 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
radio broadcasting; radio drama; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Twelfth Night

Notes

Notes
The play text is included in Radio Plays by David Pownall, Oberon Books, 1998.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
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Fax
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