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Tempest, The

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: William Shakespeare’s the Tempest
Synopsis
Shakespeare’s The Tempest, adapted for radio by David Hunter. With Philip Madoc as Prospero and Nina Wadia as Ariel. The play is introduced by Richard Eyre. With music by Billy Cowie.
Series
Sunday Play
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
7 Oct 2001 at 18:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
125 mins

Credits

Director
David Hunter
Producer
David Hunter
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Billy Cowie
Contributor
Richard Eyre
Cast
Philip MadocProspero
Catrin RhysMiranda
Nina WadiaAriel
Josh RichardsCaliban
Andy CryerFerdinand
Ben CroweTrinculo
Christian RodskaSebastian
Clare CorbettJuno
Harry MyersStephano
Ioan MeredithAntonio
James LaurensonAlonso
Janice AcquahIris
Jasmine HydeCeres
Philip JosephBoatswain
Rudolph WalkerGonzalo
Sean BakerMaster of the Ship
Sean BakerAdrian

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Tempest, The

Notes

Notes
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 2001, cassettes and CDs of the production that include an introduction by Richard Eyre and an essay by director David Hunter are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
History
Broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years. The emphasis of the productions is on a contemporary, innovative approach. The project was done in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, who were also responsible for the commerical release.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet including scene-by-scene analysis, brief biographies of the leading actors and Shakespeare, as well as 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

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