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Newsnight [22/04/1991]

Synopsis
The NEWSNIGHT episode includes a lighthearted report by Mark Easton comparing Prince Charles (whose favourite Shakespeare play is Henry V) to a Shakespearean prince. The programme also comprises interviews with Professor Stanley Wells, Royal Shakespeare Company director Adrian Noble and royal historian Hugo Vickers on Shakespeare and kingship. Peter Snow presents a short item on Prince Charles’ visit to Stratford-upon-Avon where he made a controversial speech attacking the standard of education in the country.
Series
Newsnight
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
22 Apr 1991 at 22:30 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
45 mins

Credits

Editor
Tim Gardam
Contributor
Adrian Noble; Hugo Vickers; Jeremy Paxman; Mark Easton; Peter Snow; Prince of Wales Charles; Stanley Wells

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Keywords
monarchy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
NEWSNIGHT is a late evening news and current affairs programme with an emphasis on politics, plus special reports.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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Address
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