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John Gielgud

Synopsis
Five-part radio series in which famous actors talk about the character of Hamlet. In episode five, broadcast on The Third Programme on 16 May 1954, John Gielgud reflects on a 25-year association with the part. (25 minutes 56 seconds)
Series
Hamlet: The Actor’s View
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
16 May 1954 at 21:40 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
20 mins

Credits

Contributor
John Gielgud

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
acting; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Hamlet (character)

Notes

Notes
An audio clip of the programme is available on the BBC Archive website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hamlet/8505.shtml?all=2&id=8505 (accessed 1/2010). Programme duration is here given as 25 minutes 56 seconds.
General
At the end of the Radio Times billing for Part 4 - Esme Percy - Alec Guinness is billed as the speaker in the final fifth episode, but it was Gielgud who appeared and was billed on 16 May 1954. Alec Guinness does not appear to have contributed to the series.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, BBC Archive http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hamlet/8505.shtml?all=2&id=8505
Online price
free
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

Distributor

Name

BBC Archive

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/ External site opens in new window

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