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Shakespeare’s Local - Six Centuries of History Seen Through One Extraordinary Pub: Episode 3

Synopsis
Radio series. Tony Robinson reads Pete Brown’s history of British pubs as seen through the story of one London inn, the George in Southwark, said to be the one-time local of Chaucer, Dickens and Shakespeare. In this episode Shakespeare’s inn-yard theatres take off in Southwark’s taverns, against stiff competition from the far less lofty pursuits of bear-baiting and cockfighting.
Series
Shakespeare’s Local - Six Centuries of History Seen Through One Extraordinary Pub
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Dec 2012 at 09:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
15 mins

Credits

Producer
Justine Willett
Writer
Pete Brown
Contributor
Tony Robinson

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Keywords
London; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Cultural history

Notes

Notes
Pete Brown, Shakespeare’s Local: Six Centuries of History Seen Through One Extraordinary Pub. London: Macmillan, 2012.
History
Episode of a 5-part series on a history of pubs as seen through the story of one London inn, the George.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, BBC Programme Information http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pbvxy (accessed 1/2013)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BoB

Email
bob@learningonscreen.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 3743 2389
Address
Learning on Screen - the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council
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221 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9UZ
Notes
Formerly a service from BUFVC, British Universities Film & Video Council
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
Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

Email
services@bufvc.ac.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7393 1514
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
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London
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