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The BBC Shakespeare Collection (DVD) £69.99 @ BBC Shop with 7.5% Quidco (plus free delivery code)
The BBC Shakespeare Collection (DVD) £69.99 @ BBC Shop with 7.5% Quidco (plus free delivery code)

The BBC Shakespeare Collection (DVD) £69.99 @ BBC Shop with 7.5% Quidco (plus free delivery code)

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The BBC Shakespeare is a unique collection of some of the finest dramas in the English language, each production a celebration of the greatest talents in contemporary British Theatre and Television. These plays feature the cream of the 20th Century's acting talent. Some of the great actors featured in these plays include:

Laurence Olivier, Brenda Blethyn, Colin Blakely, Leo McKern, John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Michael Hordern, Felicity Kendall, Cyril Cusack, Anthony Andrews, Diana Rigg, John Hurt, Bernard Hill, John Cleese, Trevor Peacock, William Hurt, John Fortune, Robert Lindsay, John Bird, Julia Foster, Annette Crosbie, Zo Wanamaker, Mark Wing-Davey... The list goes ever on. Suffice to say, the finest productions of the Bard's work extant. :

This 37 disc box set includes the following BBC Shakespeare Adaptations:

1. Romeo And Juliet - Directed by Alvin Rakoff (1978)
2. Richard II - Directed by Jane Howell (1983)
3. As You Like It - Directed by Basil Coleman (1978)
4. Julius Caesar - Directed by Herbert Wise (1979)
5. Measure For Measure - Directed by Desmond Davis (1979)
6. Henry VIII - Directed Kevin Billington (1979)
7. Henry IV: Parts I & II - Directed by David Giles (1979)
8. Henry V: Parts I & II - Directed by David Giles (1979)
9. Twelfth Night - Directed by John Gorrie (1980)
10. The Tempest - Directed by John Gorrie (1980)
11. The Taming Of The Shrew - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1980)
12. The Merchant Of Venice - Directed by Jack Gold (1980)
13. All's Well That Ends Well - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1981)
14. The Winter's Tale - Directed by Jane Howell (1981)
15. Timon Of Athens - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981)
16. Antony And Cleopatra - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981)
17. Othello - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981)
18. Troilus And Cressada - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1981)
19. The Merry Wives of Windsor - Directed by David Hugh Jones (1982)
20. Henry VI: Parts I, II & III - Directed by Jane Howell (1983)
21. The Tragedy Of Richard III - Directed by Jane Howell (1983)
22. Cymbeline - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1982)
23. The Comedy Of Errors - Directed by James Cellan Jones (1983)
24. Two Gentlemen Of Verona - Directed by Don Taylor (1983)
25. Coriolanus - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1984)
26. The Life And Death Of King John - Directed by David Giles (1984)
27. Pericles: Prince Of Tyre - Directed by David Hugh Jones (1984)
28. Much Ado About Nothing - Directed by Stuart Burge (1984)
29. Love's Labour's Lost - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1985)
30. Titus Andronicus - Directed by Jane Howell (1985)
31. Hamlet - Directed by Rodney Bennett (1980)
32. King Lear - Directed by Jonathan Miller (1982)
33. Macbeth - Directed by Jack Gold (1983)
34. A Midsummer Night's Dream - Directed by Elijah Moshinsky (1981)

This has previously been added before, for £79.99 at amazon.co.uk, however, amazon.co.uk' price has shot up to £95, and I am convined this is the cheapest you can get it for new from a retailer.

Free delivery code: BBCR08

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Less than £40 would be a target price for this as a set IMO.

In any event, you've already paid for this via the TV Licence Fee so why should you have to pay all over again?:thinking:

mod

Hi
Thanks for posting.
Best price available at the moment, with Quidco
Elsewhere this is typically £90 to £200 so this is agood price, and a great boxset
andywedge

Original Poster

True about paying for it twice with it being paid for by the TV license, but this is a quality set. They are airing the RSC's 2008 Hamlet staring David Tennant and Pratrick Stewart later this year, so set your sky+, pvr, to record it!

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cheapskate58;5954700

Less than £40 would be a target price for this as a set IMO.In any event, … Less than £40 would be a target price for this as a set IMO.In any event, you've already paid for this via the TV Licence Fee so why should you have to pay all over again?:thinking:



You don’t have to pay again don’t buy it:p The BBC does not just rely on the licence fee they make programs in association with other networks around the world. They sell previous programs to other networks. How many decent programs do you think would be made if the BBC only had the licence fee:whistling:

You've also 'paid' for other channels programnming by watching advertisements also.

Coincidently just paid our license bill today.

This makes my blood boil. I am happy with the BBC selling DVDs in America and the likes but not in their own turf. This should be available online to UK residents for free.

Beginning to be on the side with the daily mail now and getting rid of tv licence. BBC higher-ups obviously taking it for granted now....

Original Poster

To be fair, people have been voting cold for this (because its the BBC), but it works out just shy of £2 per disc.

Geemac;5955062

How many decent programs do you think would be made if the BBC only had … How many decent programs do you think would be made if the BBC only had the licence fee:whistling:



Loads - if they stopped making crap, stopped paying ridiculous amounts of money to "talent" and to senior BBC management and just focused on doing a few things well rather than trying to dominate broadcast media and the web simply because they have a vast guaranteed revenue stream via the TV licence tax.

Their revenue take of £3.4 Billion per annum is an awful lot of money and it is daft to suggest that the BBC could not produce quality programming for less than half of that. If they were forced to concentrate on quality rather than quantity, we'd all be better off.

cheapskate58;5960648

Loads - if they stopped making crap, stopped paying ridiculous amounts of … Loads - if they stopped making crap, stopped paying ridiculous amounts of money to "talent" and to senior BBC management and just focused on doing a few things well rather than trying to dominate broadcast media and the web simply because they have a vast guaranteed revenue stream via the TV licence tax.Their revenue take of £3.4 Billion per annum is an awful lot of money and it is daft to suggest that the BBC could not produce quality programming for less than half of that. If they were forced to concentrate on quality rather than quantity, we'd all be better off.



Actually i would rather they did pay tons of money to people like Jonathon ross as that is an asset. Big boss BBC don't need to do much - just say yes i will spend 35% of the money on soap shows, 25% on documentaries etc

shadowdogg;5968059

Actually i would rather they did pay tons of money to people like … Actually i would rather they did pay tons of money to people like Jonathon ross as that is an asset. Big boss BBC don't need to do much - just say yes i will spend 35% of the money on soap shows, 25% on documentaries etc



Been ingesting some - ahem - substances have we?:p
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