A BBC Radio 3 full-cast dramatisation of Shakespeare's classic 'Pericles', starring Tom Mannion. Originally broadcast in November 2005 and repeated as part of the 'Drama on 3' collection in November 2008. Shakespeare's romantic adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, teenagers, pirates, brothels, sublime poetry, young love, a great hero and the goddess Diana. A multicultural cast, world music and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah give this timeless tale a contemporary twist. With Tom Mannion as Pericles, Benjamin Zephaniah as Gower, Raad Rawi as Antiochus and Cerimon, and Helen Longworth as Marina and Antiochus' daughter. Also starring Sean Scanlan, Dermot Crowley, Paul Dinnen, Lorcan Cranitch, Katherine Igoe, Adjoa Andoh, Peter Gevisser, Siân Phillips, Ayesha Antoine, Nick Sayce, Ifan Meredith and Delroy Brown. Directed by Gaynor MacFarlane.
Ken Stott stars as Macbeth and Phyllis Logan as Lady Macbeth in this BBC Radio 4 production of Shakespeare’s notorious ‘Scottish play’. Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, describing how a lust for power and the prophecy of three witches transform a brave nobleman into a traitor and murderous tyrant, has mesmerised audiences since its first performance over four centuries ago. Macbeth’s temptation and descent into evil, his wife’s ruthlessness and subsequent madness and the overarching presence of the supernatural are brilliantly evoked in this BBC Radio archive production from 2000, directed by the renowned Richard Eyre. Featuring a distinguished cast and specially-composed music, it brings new depth and excitement to this classic, chilling tale of malevolence and terror. The Classic Radio Theatre range presents notable radio productions of much-loved plays by some of the most renowned playwrights, and starring some of our finest actors.