Originally produced for television in 1979.
Digitally restored masters of the classic BBC production of Shakespeare's plays; issued as part of the Dramatic works of William Shakespeare, Tragedy collection in 2002.
Special features: About Ambrose; List of plays; Previews.
Fight director, William Hobbs ; music by Mike Steer ; title music, Sir William Walton ; music adviser, David Lloyd-Jones ; literary consultant, John Wilders ; script editor, Alan Shallcross ; makeup artist, Jean Steward ; costume designer, Odette Barrow ; sound Chick Anthony ; lighting, Howard King ; designer, Tony Abbott.
Richard Pasco (Marcus Brutus), Charles Gray (Julius Caesar), Keith Michell (Marcus Antonius), David Collings (Cassius), Virginia McKenna (Portia), Elizabeth Spriggs (Calphurnia), Sam Dastor (Casca), Jon Laurimore (Flavius), John Sterland (Marullus), Garrick Hagon (Octavius Caesar), Brian Coburn (Messala), Leonard Preston (Titinius), Alex Davion (Decius Brutus), Darien Angadi (Cinna), Andrew Hilton (Lucilius), Anthony Dawes (Ligarius), Roger Bizley (Metellus), Manning Wilson (Cicero), Ronald Forfar (Soothsayer), Patrick Marley (Artemidorus), William Simons (Trebonius), John Tordoff (Cinna the Poet), Philip York (Young Cato), Christopher Good (Clitus), Robert Oates (Pindarus), Alan Thompson (1st citizen/1st Plebeian), Leo Dolan (2nd citizen/2nd Plebeian), Johnny Wade (3rd Plebeian, 1st soldier), David Henry (4th Plebeian/2nd soldier), Jonathan Scott-Taylor (Lucius), Tom Kelly (Claudius/Antony's servant), Jack Elliott (Octavius' servant/messenger), Michael Cogan (Caesar's servant), Reginald Jessup (Poet), Maurice Thorogood (Strato), Michael Greatorex (Varro), Nicholas Gecks (Volumnius), Michael Jenkinson (Dardanius), Roy Spencer (Lepidus), Terence Conoley (Popilius), Noel Johnson (Publius).
A play about power, assassination and revenge. Presents a broad range of historical personalities as complicated human beings in agonizing conflict with one another and themselves.