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Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio comedy series. Includes a fifteen-minute parody of Macbeth in which a breakneck smattering of silly voices and dreadful puns is being held together by funny songs and the groans and laughs from the audience. Episode 9 in the sixth series was written by Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Derek Farmer. The music, performed by Dave Lee & the Boys is arranged by Leon Cohen.
Series
I’m Sorry I’Ll Read That Again
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
14 Jun 1968 at 13:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 2)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
David Hatch; Peter Titheradge
Writer
Bill Oddie; Derek Farmer; Graeme Garden
Cast
Bill Oddie 
David Hatch 
Graeme Garden 
Jo Kendall 
John Cleese 
Tim Brook-Taylor 

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available on audio cassette from the BBC Radio Collection series. MACBETH appears to be released as part of the Volume 1 collection. Other Shakespeare parodies in the series include Julius Caesar, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, and Henry VIII.
Scripts of the show have been published by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie with Javelin Books in 1985 but seem to be out of print.
A detailed history of the show and its format can be found on http://www.cam.net.uk/~aaa236/isirta01.htm
General
A classic BBC radio comedy show starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Each episode lasted about 30 minutes and included sketches, songs and a parody of a serial or a story.
History
The classic British comedy show that ran for 8 years grew out of the Cambridge University undergraduate revue. Its pilot episode, a recording of the West End show Cambridge Circus, was transmitted on the BBC Home Service on December 30, 1963. Since December 2002, episodes of the show can be heard on BBC 7, usually on Mondays at 14:30 and Tuesdays at 6:30 hours (London Time).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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