BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)

The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and produced by BBC Television. It was transmitted in the UK from 3 December 1978 to 27 April 1985 and spanned seven series. Development of the series began in 1975 when Messina saw that Glamis Castle would make a perfect location for an adaptation of Shakespeare's play As You Like It. On returning to London, he envisioned an entire series devoted exclusively to the dramatic works of Shakespeare. After encountering numerous problems trying to produce the series, Messina eventually pitched the idea to the BBC’s departmental heads and the series was greenlighted. The series as a whole received generally negative reviews from critics.

Release Date: 1978-12-01
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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  • Country: GB
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 150
Michael Gough
Michael Gough
Jonathan Hyde
Jonathan Hyde
Anton Lesser
Anton Lesser
Brian Glover
Brian Glover
Richard Pasco
Richard Pasco
Ian Puleston-Davies
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Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethy...
David Warner
David Warner
Annette Crosbie
Annette Crosb...
Julia Foster
Julia Foster
Gemma Jones
Gemma Jones
Ralph Brown
Ralph Brown
Penelope Wilton
Penelope Wilt...
Margaret Tyzack
Margaret Tyza...
Ron Cook
Ron Cook
Clive Francis
Clive Francis
Cyril Cusack
Cyril Cusack
Lee Montague
Lee Montague
Damien Thomas
Damien Thomas
Juliet Stevenson
Juliet Steven...
Richard Easton
Richard Easto...
Rebecca Saire
Rebecca Saire
Simon Chandler
Simon Chandle...
Maureen Lipman
Maureen Lipma...
Dominic Jephcott
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Nigel Terry
Nigel Terry
Timothy West
Timothy West
Robert Lindsay
Robert Lindsa...
Nicky Henson
Nicky Henson
Vernon Dobtcheff
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Alun Armstrong
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John Thaw
John Thaw
Tim Pigott-Smith
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Sinéad Cusack
Sinéad Cusack
Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy
John McEnery
John McEnery
John Rhys-Davies
John Rhys-Dav...
John Franklyn-Robbins
John Franklyn...
Michael Kitchen
Michael Kitch...
Christopher Ellison
Christopher E...
Zoë Wanamaker
Zoë Wanamaker
Enn Reitel
Enn Reitel
Cherie Lunghi
Cherie Lunghi
James Cossins
James Cossins
Judy Davis
Judy Davis
Richard Griffiths
Richard Griff...
Brenda Bruce
Brenda Bruce
Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
Julian Glover
Julian Glover
John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Bernard Hill
Bernard Hill
Paul Brooke
Paul Brooke
Eileen Atkins
Eileen Atkins
Danny Webb
Danny Webb
Geoffrey Palmer
Geoffrey Palm...
Nigel Davenport
Nigel Davenpo...
Claire Bloom
Claire Bloom
Maurice Roeves
Maurice Roeve...
Edward Hardwicke
Edward Hardwi...
Jimmy Gardner
Jimmy Gardner
Peter McEnery
Peter McEnery
Phyllida Law
Phyllida Law
Ronald Pickup
Ronald Pickup
Frank Middlemass
Frank Middlem...
Michael Elphick
Michael Elphi...
Alec McCowen
Alec McCowen
Michael Hordern
Michael Horde...
John Woodvine
John Woodvine
Trevor Peacock
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Donald Sumpter
Donald Sumpte...
Ian Charleson
Ian Charleson
Robert Morris
Robert Morris
Benjamin Whitrow
Benjamin Whit...
John Castle
John Castle
Diana Dors
Diana Dors
David Kelly
David Kelly
Edward Petherbridge
Edward Pether...
Richard Johnson
Richard Johns...
Virginia McKenna
Virginia McKe...
John Barron
John Barron
Geoffrey Beevers
Geoffrey Beev...
David Prowse
David Prowse
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
Douglas Wilmer
Douglas Wilme...
Edward Hibbert
Edward Hibber...
Charles Keating
Charles Keati...
Elizabeth Spriggs
Elizabeth Spr...
Lalla Ward
Lalla Ward
Nicol Williamson
Nicol William...
David Robb
David Robb
Thorley Walters
Thorley Walte...
Graham Crowden
Graham Crowde...
Anthony Quayle
Anthony Quayl...
Eric Porter
Eric Porter
Bryan Marshall
Bryan Marshal...
Barbara Rhoades
Barbara Rhoad...
Ian Hogg
Ian Hogg
Prunella Scales
Prunella Scal...
Clive Swift
Clive Swift
Jacqueline Hill
Jacqueline Hi...
John Welsh
John Welsh
Hugh Quarshie
Hugh Quarshie
John Savident
John Savident
Kenneth Haigh
Kenneth Haigh
Tony Steedman
Tony Steedman
Robin Sachs
Robin Sachs
Sarah Badel
Sarah Badel
Andrew MacLachlan
Andrew MacLac...
Patricia Hayes
Patricia Haye...
Derek Farr
Derek Farr
Felicity Kendal
Felicity Kend...
Geoffrey Burridge
Geoffrey Burr...
Jack May
Jack May
Marius Goring
Marius Goring
Charles Kay
Charles Kay
Robert Stephens
Robert Stephe...
Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitche...
Jane Lapotaire
Jane Lapotair...
Tessa Peake-Jones
Tessa Peake-J...
Brian Deacon
Brian Deacon
Anthony Andrews
Anthony Andre...
Laurence Naismith
Laurence Nais...
Leonard Rossiter
Leonard Rossi...
Alan Howard
Alan Howard
Patsy Smart
Patsy Smart
Peter Jeffrey
Peter Jeffrey
Adrienne Corri
Adrienne Corr...
Andrew Sachs
Andrew Sachs
Mike Gwilym
Mike Gwilym
Joan Hickson
Joan Hickson
Keith Michell
Keith Michell
Colin Blakely
Colin Blakely
Patrick Allen
Patrick Allen
James Hazeldine
James Hazeldi...
Clifford Rose
Clifford Rose
Michael Bryant
Michael Bryan...
Bryan Pringle
Bryan Pringle
Patrick Ryecart
Patrick Ryeca...
Nickolas Grace
Nickolas Grac...
Ingrid Pitt
Ingrid Pitt
Esmond Knight
Esmond Knight
Jenny Laird
Jenny Laird
Frank Thornton
Frank Thornto...
Gavin Richards
Gavin Richard...
John Nettles
John Nettles
Ronnie Stevens
Ronnie Steven...
Mary Morris
Mary Morris
Joe Gladwin
Joe Gladwin
Michael Robbins
Michael Robbi...
Susan Penhaligon
Susan Penhali...
Christopher Guard
Christopher G...
Cyril Luckham
Cyril Luckham
Angharad Rees
Angharad Rees
David Lloyd Meredith
David Lloyd M...
Anna Quayle
Anna Quayle
Jacqueline Pearce
Jacqueline Pe...
Kevin Stoney
Kevin Stoney
Anna Calder-Marshall
Anna Calder-M...
Valentine Dyall
Valentine Dya...
Tenniel Evans
Tenniel Evans
Michael Pennington
Michael Penni...
John Moulder-Brown
John Moulder-...
Harry Waters, Jr.
Harry Waters,...
Robert Gwilym
Robert Gwilym
John Woodnutt
John Woodnutt
Leon Lissek
Leon Lissek
John Clegg
John Clegg
Jonathan Scott-Taylor
Jonathan Scot...
Richard O'Callaghan
Richard O'Cal...
Arnold Diamond
Arnold Diamon...
Arthur Hewlett
Arthur Hewlet...
Ralph Michael
Ralph Michael
Yolande Palfrey
Yolande Palfr...
Juliet
Frances Cuka
Frances Cuka
Charles Lloyd Pack
Charles Lloyd...
Jeffrey Holland
Jeffrey Holla...
Jill Baker
Jill Baker
Andrew Burt
Andrew Burt
Christopher Blake
Christopher B...
John Nettleton
John Nettleto...
Pippa Guard
Pippa Guard
Alan David
Alan David
Solanio
Richard Morant
Richard Moran...
Eamon Boland
Eamon Boland
Stuart Fell
Stuart Fell
John Abineri
John Abineri
Ellis Jones
Ellis Jones
Richard Wordsworth
Richard Words...
Tim Wylton
Tim Wylton
Trevor Baxter
Trevor Baxter
Christopher Ettridge
Christopher E...
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