Actor John Kani took the risky decision to play Othello in apartheid South Africa
BBC World Service
Hugh Quarshie seeks resolution to the dilemmas of a black actor playing Othello.
BBC Radio 3
A special jazz Prom, with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland.
The Arts Hour heads off to Venice for a production of The Merchant of Venice
Live at the Royal Albert Hall, BBC Philharmonic in Widmann, Schumann, Sibelius and Nielsen
BBC Symphony Orchestra under Edward Gardner in music by Ravel, Lera Auerbach and Debussy.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, John Eliot Gardiner conducts Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet.
Berlioz's symphony Romeo and Juliet, the grandest of his Shakespeare-inspired works.
The Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR in music by Berlioz, Beethoven and Brahms.
Jac van Steen conducts the BBC NOW in music by Dukas, Michael Berkeley and Prokofiev.
Andrew Davis conducts the BBC SO in Tchaikovsky, Anthony Payne, Bruch and Vaughan Williams
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Singers under Marc Minkowski in Faure, Stravinsky and Poulenc.
BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sakari Oramo in Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Prokofiev.
Shakespeare's plays appeal to Brazilians for their mix of sex, politics and intrigue
Fiona Lindsay listens in on actors and directors as they work on dramatic productions.
BBC Radio 4
Classic Shakespeare play adapted for television by Russell T Davies.
Drama exploring what happened to Jessica, Shylock's daughter in The Merchant of Venice.
Six amateur actors perform in the Royal Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Russell Davies chairs a contest to find Britain's top Shakespeare expert.
Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie are joined by actress and comedian Diane Morgan.
BBC Radio 6 Music
New five-part production of William Shakespeare's famous tragedy
Simon Russell Beale presents a selection of shows about and inspired by the Bard.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Philomena Cunk leaves no stone unturned as she gets to the bottom of the Bard.
2/2 Writer Nadia Davids explores what Shakespeare means in pre and post apartheid South Africa
Five short dramas in response to a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets.
When better than now to make a drama about 'the division of the kingdom'?
2/3 Plantagenet and the Yorkists ride to London to claim the throne.
Comedy about William Shakespeare as he starts to make a name for himself in London.
A look at global cultures through the works of William Shakespeare.
Jonathan Swain presents Gounod's Romeo et Juliette from Vienna State Opera.
William Shakespeare's great political drama.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores five Shakespeare plays that cross the racial divide.
1/3 Against the backdrop of wars in France, the English nobility quarrel.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, learns of his father's murder by his uncle and plots revenge.
A unique retelling of Romeo and Juliet using actors with disabilities or differences.
Eve Best and Danny Sapani star in Shakespeare's late play The Winter's Tale.
Laura Barton explores the silences and intimacies of Shakespeare's plays.
Katie Derham presents a concert performance from Barcelona of Rossini's opera Otello.
19/30 To celebrate Shakespeare's legacy, Aimee and Ashley discover A Midsummer Night's Dream.
From LSO St Luke's in London, concerts featuring music with Shakespearean connections
18/30 To celebrate the 400-year legacy of Shakespeare, Ashley and Aimee discover As You Like It.
Grandad Harvey and Asher find out what life was like for a child during Elizabethan times.
17/30 Ashley and Aimee head to ancient Greece where they discover Twelfth Night.
8/52 Spike Cheez is shooting a movie based on a play by Williamouse Da Bard.
16/30 Donna and Simon sail the seas in a medieval ship, discovering Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Shakespeare died 400 years ago this week. John Wilson marks this anniversary.
Edith Hall, Nandini Das and Beatrice Groves on the books that inspired Shakespeare.
Five young scholars share new evaluations of Shakespeare's work
Jo chats to Rufus Wainwright about his new album which uses nine of Shakespeare's sonnets.
BBC Radio 2
On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, what is the writer's global legacy?
3/5 Rebels continue to plot against Henry IV. Falstaff hopes for high office.
Adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays Richard II, Henry IV parts 1 & 2, and Henry V.
David Tennant stars in the title role of the RSC's critically acclaimed production.
Royal Shakespeare Company
Love and vengeance on a South London estate. A film for today in Shakespeare's language.
Acting legend Ian McKellen discusses his impressive range of Shakespearean performances.
British Film Institute
Simon Russell Beale and Adrian Lester discuss this most celebrated and challenging role.
Andy Akinwolere and guests discover more about how Shakespeare has gone global.
Katie Derham explores Shakespeare’s Late Plays from the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
A musical journey through Europe as contemporary songwriters respond to Shakespeare.
Great music and performance from the world of ballet and opera, presented by Ore Oduba.
Royal Opera House
All 37 Shakespeare plays each represented by new films created by Shakespeare’s Globe.
After a tour to almost every country, Shakespeare’s Globe’s Hamlet production comes home.
Explore the BFI’s Silent Shakespeare collection.
Presenter Suzy Klein and guests with exclusive access to Shakespeare’s New Place.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Raj flies solo with a preview of Asian Network Presents: Shakespeare-Wallah.
BBC Asian Network
The BBC Concert Orchestra celebrates the music of Shakespeare on film.
Bollywood director Shekhar Kapur talks about his film detailing Shakespeare's twenties.
Guests, facts, films and fun about Shakespeare.
World-premiere commemorative concert in the church where Shakespeare was buried.
Asian Network explores the relationship between Shakespeare and the Indian film industry.
Countryfile searches for the landscapes that inspired Shakespeare's works.
Aasmah Mir and Richard Coles talk to James Nesbitt about The Secret and Cold Feet.
Documentary exploring the rich, global history of Shakespeare in the cinema.
1/20 Carmen resorts to drastic measures when Ofsted inspectors arrive unexpectedly.
Simon Russell Beale, Jeanette Winterson, Dominic Dromgoole and Katherine Duncan-Jones.
8/13 Roy acts the jester during Shakespeare Day.
CBeebies stars perform William Shakespeare's famous comedy play.
Kait is looking for help to take Kait's Bakes to the next level.
A celebration of the life of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Shakespeare-inspired music by Gerald Finzi.
A look at the life and times of William Shakespeare.
The choir Ex Cathedra with a special concert of madrigals from Shakespeare's lifetime.
Two gnomes must keep their love secret. With the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.
Robert Lindsay and Oliver Chris star in a dramatic re-imagining of Shakespeare's last day.
Student actors from the Shakespeare Institute with prose and poetry on the theme of youth
Ian Skelly presents music with a Shakespearean theme, by Mendelssohn and Prokofiev.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch with choral music and conversation, live from Stratford-upon-Avon.
From Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.
How Shakespeare's First Folio helped make a national poet and an international star.
Poems, songs, readings and music celebrating Shakespeare's legacy in theatre and acting.
Scholar Jonathan Bate discusses his passion for music inspired by Shakespeare.
Pianist Ashley Wass plays Shakespeare-related music by Prokofiev, Smetana and Beethoven.
Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical breakfast show, live from Stratford-upon-Avon.
The BBC Singers give a live performance of Vaughan Williams's Serenade to Music.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Tom Service introduce 21st-century responses to Shakespeare's work.