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  1. Will Shakespeare: The Complete Series (2009 Television)

    Producer
    Cecil Clarke

    Television drama. Written by John Mortimer, this six-part drama based on the sixteen years that William Shakespeare is known to have spent in London remains one of the most ambitious biographical portraits...

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  2. Olivier! (2007 Radio)

    Series
    Archive Hour, The
    Producer
    Julia Adamson

    Radio documentary, presented by Mark Lawson, celebrating Laurence Olivier’s centenary. A fascinating account of Olivier’s career and acting legacy with revealing comment and anecdotes from those who...

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  3. Rumpole and the Scales of Justice (2003 Radio)

    aka: Rumpole of the Bailey

    Series
    Afternoon Play
    Director
    Marilyn Imrie

    Second of a four-part radio series featuring John Mortimer’s wine-imbibing defiant British criminal-lawyer. When Rumpole is called on to defend a senior member of the police force in court, his relish for...

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  4. They That Have Power to Hurt, And Will Do None (1984 Television, Video)

    Series
    Sonnets of Shakespeare

    Sonnet 94 read in costume by Michael Bryant, followed by a discussion of the sonnet by John Mortimer. The sonnet is then performed again in light of the commentary.

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  5. Measure for Measure (1979 Television, Video)

    Series
    Shakespeare in Perspective
    Director
    Barbara Derkow; David Wilson
    Producer
    Victor Poole

    A personal view of the play presented by John Mortimer. The series aims to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the plays by placing them in their social and historical context and by...

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  6. Dead Shepherd (1978 Television)

    Series
    Will Shakespeare
    Director
    Peter Wood
    Producer
    Cecil Clarke; Peter Roden

    Television serial, in six episodes, on the life and times of William Shakespeare. Writer John Mortimer based each episode around events in Shakespeare’s life to suggest how they influenced his writing. In...

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  7. Alms for Oblivion (1978 Television)

    Series
    Will Shakespeare
    Director
    Mark Cullingham
    Producer
    Cecil Clarke; Peter Roden

    Television series, in six episodes, on the life and times of William Shakespeare. Writer John Mortimer based each episode around events in Shakespeare’s life to suggest how they influenced his writing. In...

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  8. Loved Boy, The (1978 Television)

    Series
    Will Shakespeare
    Director
    Mark Cullingham
    Producer
    Cecil Clarke; Peter Roden

    Television series, in six episodes, on the life and times of William Shakespeare. Writer John Mortimer based each episode around events in Shakespeare’s life to suggest how they influenced his writing. In...

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  9. Of Comfort and Despair (1978 Television)

    Series
    Will Shakespeare
    Director
    Mark Cullingham
    Producer
    Cecil Clarke; Peter Roden

    Television series, in six episodes, on the life and times of William Shakespeare. Writer John Mortimer based each episode around events in Shakespeare’s life to suggest how they influenced his writing. In...

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  10. Rebellion’s Masterpiece (1978 Television)

    Series
    Will Shakespeare
    Director
    Robert Knights
    Producer
    Cecil Clarke; Peter Roden

    Television series, in six episodes, on the life and times of William Shakespeare. Writer John Mortimer based each episode around events in Shakespeare’s life to suggest how they influenced his writing. In...

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