A film of an adaptation of the Shakespeare play, performed at the Bridge Theatre in London, available via the National Theatre in the UK's NT At Home. Starring Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst, and Hammed Animashaun. Available to watch for free via YouTube till 7pm UK time on Thursday 2 July. (More about the production, including a full cast list.) [more inside]
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hide and Q Rewatch Season 1, Ep 10
Q grants Riker godlike power, yet surprisingly, he doesn't use it to give himself an awesome beard. [more inside]
Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing Season 47, Ep 9
Set in contemporary Georgia with an election race underway, Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing finds the community of Messina celebrating a break from an ongoing war, but not all is peaceful amid the merriment. Former rivals battle it out, revenge is sought and trickery runs amok in this timeless comedy of romantic retribution and miscommunication. [more inside]
Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.
The play presents love in all its glory, warts and all: Love at first sight, innocent love, love twisted by the mind, by drugs, by lust, by jealousy, by a marriage on the rocks and even violence. [more inside]
Space: 1999: Death's Other Dominion Rewatch Season 1, Ep 14
Back after another long break, and given the lack of any inter-episode continuity within most of Season One I'm jumping ahead to 'Death's Other Dominion', featuring BRIAN BLESSED. (Also, lots and lots of Shakespearean thesping, and one of the series' more memorable denouements.) [more inside]
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Slings and Arrows: Geoffrey's Return First Watch Season 1, Ep 2
A farewell; a return; a new career opportunity, twice; another return.
Slings and Arrows: Oliver's Dream First Watch Season 1, Ep 1
A show opens; a show doesn't open; the past is revisited; the future is changed. [more inside]