To Be Or Not To Be

What’s it like to play the great Shakespearean roles? This documentary film introduced a season of classic Shakespeare performances on More 4.

To Be Or Not To Be…In Shakespeare explores the human realities of taking on these iconic parts. Some of the nation’s most celebrated interpreters of Shakespeare, from Sir Ian McKellen to Juliet Stevenson, have been interviewed in a revealing exploration of the agonies and the ecstasies of playing the Bard. The result is an engaging insight into the greatest dramatic writer ever born by some of the people who have come to know his work best – the actors who have spent huge swathes of a lifetime playing his roles.

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Winner of the 2013 BAFTA Award for Specialist Factual. Grayson Perry, one of Britain’s leading artists and winner of the Turner Prize, has always been fascinated …

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Grayson Perry and the Tomb …

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In October 2011, the artist Grayson Perry staged an exhibition at the British Museum. In a major departure for both artist and Museum, Grayson created a mysterious …

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Grayson Perry – Spare …

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Grayson Perry wants to find out whether we are getting the most, both as individuals and as a society, from our spare time. George Orwell celebrated the British …

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What is Beauty?

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Artist and writer Matthew Collings returns to British television for a thoughtful and visually ravishing exploration of the subject of beauty in art. Collings chose …

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This is Civilisation

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This landmark series sees artist and critic Matthew Collings embark on his most ambitious project to date. He fearlessly treads in the famous footsteps of the distinguished …

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Jane Austen: The Unseen …

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In this one-off special Martha Kearney follows a British academic’s search to find out whether an unusual drawn portrait really does capture the face of the …

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The Perfect Home

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The Perfect Home is a landmark documentary series on architecture and interior design. It starts off with the issues we all care about – what should the kitchen …

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The Art Of Travel

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This documentary about the pleasures and pitfalls of going on holiday is based on Alain de Botton’s best-selling book, The Art of Travel. The film is a witty, …

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Bedlam

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This drama-documentary, produced and directed by Joe Matthews, lifts the lid on the history of one of the world’s most notorious mental health institutions, …

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Rum, Sodomy and the Lash

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What was it really like to serve in Nelson’s navy? Did it live up to Winston Churchill’s famous description: ‘rum, sodomy and the lash’? …

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