Shakespeare on the BBC
This autumn across the BBC
This autumn, the BBC brings Shakespeare and
his stories to audiences with a variety of new
programmes and initiatives across its
services – television, radio, online and interactive.
Shakespeare on bbc.co.uk and BBCi
BBC Interactive Drama and
Entertainment presents a content-rich
website in support of the BBC
ONE dramas, plus full listings for
Shakespeare programming across all
BBC channels and platforms.
In addition, bbc.co.uk/shakespeare
presents a Shakespearean Murder
Mystery interactive web game.
take the gore of Shakespeare's
tragedies, the wit of his comedies, and
the tight plotting of all his work, and
place them within a gothic horror
A compelling narrative will
engage the player as they explore
Shakespeare's works and life to
unravel and maybe prevent a grisly
series of murders.
BBCi - Shakespeare's Stories
As a compliment to BBC ONE's four
films, Interactive Drama and
Entertainment's eTV team give
viewers the chance to play with
Shakespeare's language and
deconstruct his texts.
When the viewer presses their red
button after each BBC ONE
adaptation, they will be introduced to
the interactive TV experience by
actor David Oyelowo.
Here they will have a chance to
view a scene from the drama in the
original text and examine the story
from four different angles:
- Like a director's commentary, they
can explore the original language in a
- Go behind the scenes with
interviews with actors, writers and
directors of the BBC ONE films
- looks at the context, theatre history
and Shakespeare's life, including
interviews with Sir Peter Hall and
- explore the themes and moods of
The interactive shows will be
accessible from all digital TV
platforms and also available as a
groundbreaking, video-rich, broadband
to PC service.