‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ review: Russell T Davies’ adaptation is life-affirming

Well, that was gloriously life-affirming, wasn’t it? Maybe it’s the fact that Shakespeare’s comedies, when done well, lead to a freeing of the human spirit.  (When done badly, they’re excruciating.)  Maybe it’s because there is little more delightful on television than hearing Bernard Cribbins sing.  Whatever, that was a more than convivial way of spending … >

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ interview: Bernard Cribbins on playing Snout

Bernard Cribbins (Doctor Who) is playing Snouth in BBC One’s new A Midsummer Night’s Dream adaptation. Adapted by former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, the 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as … >

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Watch trailer for Russell T Davies’ adaptation of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

BBC One has released the first trailer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted William Shakespeare’s classic play as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will air at 8.30pm on Monday 30 May on BBC One. Watch the trailer… Maxine Peake and @RealMattLucas star in Russell T Davies’ adaptation of A … >

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Interview: Russell T Davies chats about adapting ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

As part of the BBC’s Shakespeare season, former Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies has adapted A Midsummer Night’s Dream for BBC One. The 90-minute TV adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play stars Maxine Peake (Silk) as Titania, Matt Lucas (Little Britain) as Bottom, John Hannah (Atlantis) as Theseus, Eleanor Matsuura (Spooks) as Hippolyta and Hiran Abeysekera (Lion In The Tent) … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas countdown Day 6: ‘The End of Time’

First things first: why the heck is Martha married to Mickey? As far as swan songs go, ‘The End of Time’ certainly is one. Doctor Who bids farewell to the Tenth Doctor over two episodes that run the emotional range from zany to heartbreaking to downright ridiculous (often within the same scene), concluding with a … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas countdown Day 5: ‘The Next Doctor’

Poor old Tenth Doctor does go through an awful lot of feelings: all by his lonesome after memory wiping his best pal and saying bye to his lady love as she disappears into a different universe with a dude who looks just like him. Thank goodness he makes a new friend in ‘The Next Doctor’, … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas countdown Day 3: ‘The Runaway Bride’

Donna Noble at her splendid shoutiest: what more could anyone want from a Doctor Who Christmas, really? Just what we needed after a very sad Tenth Doctor burned up a sun to say bye to Rose Tyler, 2006’s ‘The Runaway Bride’ is unapologetically silly, with just enough punch of emotion. The Robot Santas from ‘The Christmas Invasion’ … >

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‘Doctor Who’ Christmas countdown Day 2: ‘The Christmas Invasion’

It was a time of uncertainty for Doctor Who: after a single successful season, Christopher Eccleston had chosen to regenerate, and for the second time in 2005, viewers watched with a mix of curiosity and trepidation as a new Doctor found himself. A whole new generation of viewers were being introduced to that heady mix … >

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