The BBC will broadcast six of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s recent productions on BBC Four and BBC iPlayer as part of its Culture in Quarantine series.
- Macbeth with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack
- Othello with Hugh Quarshie in the title role and Lucian Msamati as Iago
- Romeo and Juliet with Bally Gill as Romeo and Karen Fishwick as Juliet
- The Merchant of Venice with Makram J Khoury as Shylock
- Much Ado About Nothing with Edward Bennett as Benedick and Michelle Terry as Beatrice
- Hamlet with Paapa Essiedu in the title role
Plus, Russell T Davies’ TV version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Anthony Hopkins’ King Lear will be repeated.