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BBC Television Shakespeare 1978

  • Ended
  • BBC Two
  • 1978-11-30T18:00:00-06:00
  • 150 mins
  • 3 days, 20 hours, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Drama

In 1978, Cedric Messina persuaded the British Broadcasting Corporation to take on the task of filming the whole canon of William Shakespeare's plays for television, under the title The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare. Throughout the project, which was finished in 1985, the BBC was able to secure leading actors of stage and screen and also big directing names. Whether as individual dramas or taken as a whole, the series is impressive, to say the least.

7 seasons

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