Shakespeare Uncovered

August 2020

Season 1, Episode 6 (Hamlet)

3.0 25 x
David Tennant, whose RSC portrayal of Hamlet was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role. He also attempts to unravel the meaning of the play and why it is considered the greatest play Shakespeare ever wrote.

Season 1, Episode 5 (Henry Iv And Henry V)

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Jeremy Irons uncovers the appeal of Shakespeare's 'History Plays' - Henry IV and Henry V. He unravels the differences between the truth and the drama that Shakespeare creates.

Season 1, Episode 4 (The Tempest)

3.0 0 x
Legendary director Trevor Nunn, (who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all), takes us through the magical and mysterious world created in The Tempest, Shakespeare's last complete play.

Season 1, Episode 3 (Richard Ii)

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Derek Jacobi revisits the role of Richard II which he played in 1978 for the BBC. He reveals why it might have cost Shakespeare his life, and shares some of the political parallels within the play that still resonate today.
June 2020

Season 2, Episode 2 (Antony And Cleopatra With Kim Cattrall)

3.0 0 x
Kim Catrall discusses William Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra with Janet Suzman, Harriet Walker and Vanessa Redgrave.
May 2020

Season 2, Episode 1 (The Taming Of The Shrew With Morgan Freeman)

3.0 6 x
Morgan Freeman discusses William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew with Tracey Ullman, Sinead Cusack and Julia Stiles.
April 2020

Season 1, Episode 1 (Twelfth Night And As You Like It)

4.0 6 x
Six Shakespearean actors and directors research the revered dramatist and reveal the stories behind and the wonders within some of his greatest plays. This week Joely Richardson investigates Twelfth Night and As You Like It.
February 2020

Season 1, Episode 2 (Macbeth)

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Ethan Hawke looks at the greatest productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth as he uncovers the true story behind the cursed 'Scottish Play'.

Season 2, Episode 6 (King Lear With Christopher Plummer)

3.0 32 x
Christopher Plummer discusses William Shakespeare's King Lear with Jonathan Miller, Ian McKellen and Simmon Russell Beale.
December 2019

Season 2, Episode 3 (Romeo And Juliet With Joseph Fiennes)

3.0 7 x
Joseph Fiennes discusses William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with Orlando Bloom, Condola Rashad and Stephen Sodenheim.