British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

King Lear

Synopsis
King Lear, adapted for radio, with Corin Redgrave as Lear and Geraldine James as Goneril. Introduced by Richard Eyre.
Series
BBC Radio Collection
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2001
Duration
160 mins
Availability
Sale

Credits

Director
Cherry Cookson
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Elizabeth Parker
Contributor
Richard Eyre
Cast
Corin RedgraveLear
Justine WaddellCordelia
John CarlisleEarl of Gloucester
Paul CopleyFool
Robert GlenisterEdgar, later disguised as Tom o’Bedlam
Clive FrancisDuke of Cornwall
David TroughtonEarl of Kent
Gavin MuirOld Man
Geraldine JamesGoneril
John RoweDuke of Albany
Kika MarkhamRegan
Sean BakerKing of France
Struan RodgerOswald
William HoustonEdmund

Additional Details

Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
King Lear

Notes

History
Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 16/9/2001 (see separate entry).
Documentation
Accompanying booklet includes scene-by scene synopsis, character analysis,brief biogrpahies of the leading actors and Shakespeare, and an essay from the producer on the interpretation of the play.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 684 times.