BBC Programme Shakespeare, William
A Very Theatrical Revolution
Dominic Dromgoole goes in search of Shakespeare's indoor playhouse, Blackfriars Theatre.
Afternoon Play - Shakespeare a la Carte
Actors masquerading as waiters in a pizza restaurant take over a Shakespeare performance.
Afternoon Play - Shakespeare's Vortigern and Rowena
By Melissa Murray. In 1796, Drury Lane theatre stages a 'lost' Shakespeare play.
And The Academy Award Goes To ... - Series 2 - Shakespeare in Love
Paul examines the last comedy to win the Best Picture Oscar.
Archive on 4 - Hurry Up Please, It's Time
Roberts Hanks explores the pub in literature.
Archive on 4 - Playing the Dane
In anticipation of his own Hamlet in 2011, Michael Sheen explores every actor's dream role
Broadcasting House - 07/06/2009
Steve Evans asks what Shakespeare can tell us about the recent political dramas.
Click On - Series 6 - Episode 5
Simon Cox presents a look behind the scenes of video game development.
Friday Play - The Late Mr Shakespeare
By Robert Nye. A former Shakespearean boy actor discovers what it means to fall in love.
Front Row - 11/03/2010
The new TV series from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks; interview with actor Phil Daniels .
Front Row - 16/03/2010
Jeremy Irons on his return to the RSC after 23 years to star in Dennis Kelly's new play.
Front Row - 22/12/2009
Eddie Izzard on 2012 and political aims; TV Hamlet and Turn Of The Screw reviewed.
Front Row - 26/03/2010
James Shapiro investigates who the real Shakespeare was.
Front Row - 30/09/2009
Singer-songwriter Mika on his new album, and a review of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Front Row - Fourth Plinth; Noel Clarke's new film; mysteries of Henry VIII
Kirsty Lang reports on the latest art to appear on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
GCSE Bitesize Revision - Shakespeare - Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice
GCSE English revision summaries for Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice.
History Zone - Highland History
Louise Yeoman explores the turbulent history of the Scottish highlands.
In Our Time - Elizabethan Revenge
Melvyn Bragg discusses why revenge tragedy was so popular with Elizabethan theatre goers.
In Our Time - Lear
Melvyn Bragg and guests examine Shakespeare’s bloodthirsty tragedy, King Lear.
In Our Time - Marlowe
Melvyn Bragg examines the life of glittering Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe.
In Our Time - Rome and European Civilization
Melvyn Bragg and guests assess the role that Rome has played in European civilization.
In Our Time - Shakespeare and Literary Criticism
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the enduring popular and academic appeal of Shakespeare.
In Our Time - Shakespeare's Life
Melvyn Bragg and guests consider the enigma of the life of William Shakespeare
In Our Time - Shakespeare's Work
Melvyn Bragg examines what it is about Shakespeare’s work that makes it universal.
In Our Time - The Divine Right of Kings
Melvyn Bragg discusses the idea that kingly authority derives from God.
In Our Time - The Sonnet
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Sonnet, the most enduring form in the poet’s armoury.
Lenny Henry Plays Othello
Following Lenny Henry as he prepares to take on the role of Othello.
Midweek - 10/06/2009
Lively and diverse conversation with guests including art expert Philip Mould.
Poetry Please - 19/07/2009
Roger McGough introduces requests for poems about space.
Poetry Please - 20/06/2010
Roger McGough introduces some of Shakespeare's sonnets and some other 17th-century masters
Saturday Play - Othello
Northern Broadsides theatre company's version of Shakespeare's tragedy of love turned sour
Saturday Review - 06/06/2009
Tom Sutcliffe is joined by writers David Aaronovitch and Tom Dyckhoff.
Start the Week - 03/05/2010
Andrew Marr with Sir Peter Hall, Professor Edith Hall, Paul Roseby and John Freeman.
Start the Week - 19/04/2010
Andrew Marr with Gurinder Chadha, Stanley Wells, Pascal Bruckner and Linda Polman.
The Negro Tragedian
Kwame Kwei-Armah tells the story of Ira Aldridge, one of Britain's finest tragedians.
The Tudor Tarantino
Dominic Arkwright charts the life of Thomas Middleton, the bad boy of Renaissance drama.
Today - 23/04/2009
Including Sports Desk; Weather; Thought for the Day; Yesterday in Parliament.
With Great Pleasure - Paul Gambaccini
Paul Gambaccini celebrates some great writing which has influenced and moved him.