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Sir Peter Hall Remembered

Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Trevor Nunn and others look back at the extraordinary life of Sir Peter Hall, the man who transformed British theatre.

Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Trevor Nunn and many others look back at the extraordinary life of Sir Peter Hall, the man who transformed British theatre. In a career spanning seven decades he brought Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to the London stage and led the Royal Shakespeare Company while still only 29 years old.

This film charts his life from simple beginnings as the son of a railwayman to his huge success in British theatre, through the turbulent years at the National Theatre and his other work directing opera, TV and film.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 14 Sep 2017 00:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Lark Ascending

  • 00:05

    Meek Mill

    Lord Knows

  • 00:05

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Lacrimosa

  • 00:07

    Richard Wagner

    Tristan und Isolde: Act III Prelude

  • 00:11

    Maurice Chevalier

    Thank Heaven For Little Girls

  • 00:57

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Lacrimosa

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Jeremy Irons
Producer Sally Norris
Executive Producer Phil Dolling
Participant Judi Dench
Participant Ian McKellen
Participant Vanessa Redgrave
Participant Trevor Nunn

Broadcasts

  • Tue 12 Sep 2017 21:00
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017 23:15
  • Wed 13 Sep 2017 23:30
  • Thu 14 Sep 2017 00:15