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Senior English II: Macbeth

Synopsis
Radio schools broadcast of Shakespeare’s play presented in five parts. With Pamela Brown and Tom Fleming as the Macbeths. Gary Watson narrates.
Series
Schools
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
21 Feb 1961 at 14:20 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
100 (total)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Tom FlemingMacbeth
Pamela BrownLady Macbeth
Russell NapierMacduff
John RyeMalcolm
John GlenBanquo
Cameron MillerServant
Cameron MillerPorter
Carleton HobbsKing Duncan
Charles StidwillOld Man
Charles StidwillDoctor of Physic
Eric LuggSiward, Earl of Northumberland
Gary WatsonSeyton
Gary WatsonNarrator
Gladys SpenserGentlewoman
Hugh DicksonYoung Siward
Hugh ManningMessenger
Hugh ManningApparition
Jean EnglandMacduff’s son
Jean EnglandApparition
John ScottMurderer
June TobinLady Macduff
June TobinWitch
Kathleen HelmeWitch
Keith WilliamsMurderer
Nan Marriott-WatsonWitch
Peter DucrowLennox
Peter HoarAngus
Ralph HallettDonalbain
Ralph HallettFleance
Stanley MackenzieApparition
Stanley MackenzieRoss
Tom WatsonMurderer

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Macbeth
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Transmitted in five 20-minute episodes in the BBC ‘Schools’ slot.
Part 1: The Witches’ Prophecy (21/2/1961)
Part 2: The Murder (28/2/1961)
Part 3: Banquo (7/3/1961)
Part 4: Macduff (14/3/1961)
Part 5: The Prophecies Come True (21/3/1961)
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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