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Shakespeare Special

Synopsis
Television magazine series on the British countryside. To mark the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, Countryfile travels the country in search of the landscapes that inspired Shakespeare in his greatest works. Ellie Harrison is in Warwickshire, rediscovering the ancient Forest of Arden and looking at Shakespeare’s intimate knowledge of plants. Matt Baker visits the Clydach Gorge, a hidden valley on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where local legend says Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Also in the programme, John Craven is joined by Judi Dench; together, they follow in the footsteps of Shakespeare and his players to Fordwich in Kent, where they performed for the town in 1605. Joe Crowley visits the Minack Theatre in Cornwall to see how Shakespeare has had a dramatic effect on our landscape. And Adam looks at Shakespeare’s relationship with the lucrative wool trade and takes sheep back to the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon for the first time in over a century.
Series
Countryfile
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
1 May 2016 at 09:15 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Producer
Joanna Brame
Contributor
Ellie Harrison; Joe Crowley; John Craven; Judi Dench; Matt Baker

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Keywords
landscapes; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Stratford-upon-Avon

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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020 7255 1444
Fax
020 7436 0165
Address
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Name

Learning on Screen Off-Air Recording Back-up Service

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