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Lines from My Grandfather’s Forehead [08/1972]

Synopsis
In a short skit towards the end of this episode of the classic comedy sketch show, Ronnie Barker stars as a forgetful actor who manages to jumble up all the lines from Hamlet’s famous ‘To be or not to be’ soliloquy, much to the exasperation of the prompter ...
With Gordon Langford on the piano.
Series
Lines from My Grandfather’s Forehead
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
Aug 1972 at 11:15 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
John Fawcett Wilson
Contributor
Ronnie Barker
Cast
Terence BradyHamlet
Gordon Langford 
Pauline Yates 

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Hamlet
Keywords
actors; comedy; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Soliloquies; Hamlet (character)

Notes

Notes
Exact date of transmission unknown (3/2009).This entry is based on a repeat transmission on BBC7 from 6 March 2009.
History
Originally broadcast on BBC Radio from 4 from February 1971 (series 1) to August 1972 (series 2). This episode was transmitted as part of the second series in August 1972 and repeated on BBC’s digital BBC7 in 2006.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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