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Shakespearean Holiday

Synopsis
Part of a summer holiday series broadcast for children, this BBC radio programme encompasses ‘Songs from Shakespeare, ‘A Rustic Rehearsal’ in which Bottom et al prepare Pyramus and Thisbe for performance at court, and a documentary entitled ‘Over to Stratford-Upon-Avon’. In the latter programme presenter James Pestridge records the impressions two Midland children, aged twelve and thirteen, as they re-visit Shakespeare’s possible boyhood haunts in Stratford-upon-Avon. The programme was edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin.
Series
Hullo Children!
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
22 Jul 1949 at 12:00 (Channel: BBC Light Programme)
Duration
30 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Lionel Gamlin
Editor
Lionel Gamlin
Contributor
James Pestridge

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford-upon-Avon; Rehearsals; Children’s radio

Notes

History
Part of the programme was initially broadcast as BEHIND THE CURTAIN in the ‘Children’s Hour’ series on BBC Home Service on June 3, 1948 (see separate entry).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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