Watch selected past productions from 1963 to 2022 on BBC Four this autumn.

The BBC has broadcast a range of our past productions on Sunday nights throughout the autumn, from the 1965 Wars of the Roses to last year's Afrofuturistic Much Ado About Nothing and you can now watch them all on iPlayer.

Ed Bennett and David Tennant dressed in white fencing tops talking in front of a camera
The filming of Hamlet, with Edward Bennett as Laertes and David Tennant as Hamlet.
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Broadcast 1 October - Now on iPlayer

David Tennant Remembers... Hamlet (7pm) - The actor looks back at playing Hamlet for the RSC.

Hamlet (7.15pm) - Gregory Doran directed David Tennant in the title role in 2008, with Patrick Stewart as Claudius.

Dame Janet Suzman Remembers.... The Wars of the Roses (10.20pm) - the actor looks back on her role as Joan of Arc in our production of The War of the Roses, filmed for the BBC. 

The Wars of the Roses: Henry VI (10.35pm) - the first part of the trilogy, adapted by John Barton and directed by John Barton and Peter Hall in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1963, filmed by the BBC in 1965.

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Broadcast 8 October - now on iPlayer

Gregory Doran Remembers... Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (7pm) - our Artistic Director Emeritus looks back on the 2016 show that celebrated the life and work of William Shakespeare, 400 years after the playwright's death.

Shakespeare Live! From the RSC (7.15pm)From the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, David Tennant, Catherine Tate and guests mark the life of William Shakespeare.

Much Ado About Nothing (9.40pm) - our 2022 production, directed by Roy Alexander Weise and set in a futuristic African world.

The Wars of the Roses: Edward IV (Monday, 0.25am) The second play in our 1965 production, adapted and directed by Peter Hall and John Barton, with Alan Tucker and Peggy Ashcroft.

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Broadcast 15 October

The Wars of Roses: Richard III (12 midnight) - The third and final play in our 1965 production, adapted and directed by Peter Hall and John Barton.

Sir Antony Sher (Monday, 2.25am) Antony Sher talks to Mark Lawson about growing up as a white South African, working with his husband (RSC Artistic Director Emeritus) Gregory Doran and bringing Shakespeare to life.

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Broadcast 22 October

Hugh Quarshie Remembers... Othello (9.45pm) - The actor looks back on his highly praised interpretation of Othello.

Othello (10pm) - Our 2015 production of Othello with Hugh Quarshie in the title role and Lucian Msamati, as Iago, directed by Iqbal Khan.

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