Ray Fearon plays Othello with Anastasia Hille as Desdemona in Shakespeare's powerful play of passion, jealousy and bitter rage.
In this story of evil cunning perverting a once noble mind, radio captures lago's sly hints & boasts to the audience with shocking clarity. The listener is led along an emotional path taht grips with fascinating horror until the play's inevitably tragic conclusion.
BBC radio has a unique heritage when it comes to Shakespeare. Since 1923, when the newly formed company broadcast its first full-length play, generations of actors and producers have honed and perfected the craft of making Shakespeare to be heard. In the acclaimed BBC Radio Shakespeare series, each play is introduced by Richard Eyre, former Director of the Royal National Theatre. Revitalised, original and comprehensive, this is Shakespeare for the new millennium.