British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Tempest, The

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s late play adapted and produced for radio by Raymond Raikes. With Peter Ustinov as Caliban, Leon Quartermaine as Prospero and Marjorie Westbury as Ariel. Music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
24 Feb 1952
Transmission details
27 Feb 1952 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
135 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Raymond Raikes
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Hotchkis
Adaptor for Radio
Raymond Raikes
Cast
Leon QuartermaineProspero
Virginia McKennaMiranda
Marjorie WestburyAriel
Peter UstinovCaliban
Richard BebbFerdinand
Allan JeayesBoatswain
Anne CullenIris
Anthony JacobsSebastian
Arthur YoungAlonso
Aubrey RichardsMariner
Cecil TrouncerGonzalo
Derek HartMariner
Duncan McIntyreMaster of the Ship
Frank FosterMariner
George RoseStephano
Harry HutchinsonMariner
James DaleAntonio
Leo McKernTrinculo
Margaret Field-HydeJuno
Marjorie WestburyCeres
Nicholas ParsonsMariner

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 20/2/1952-24/2/1952
History
Broadcast in two parts with a 15-minute break for the news at 9 pm.
Textual information
A script of this programme is held in the Shakespeare Collection of the Birmingham Central Library.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 508 times.