‘Shall I compare thee…?’

27th June 2012

Oh yes, it's completely thrilling to say that The Sonnets by William Shakespeare for the iPad was launched today. A collaboration with Touch Press, Faber and The Arden Shakespeare, it features a wealth of content, including performances on video of all more

‘Never till tonight, never till now’

24th June 2012

06:20 (Monday morning): In fact, I didn't add to the blog (see 22:23 below) after the end of the broadcast. In part this was because my two sons came back from the pub disappointed and dejected (no, they hadn't been more

‘Be thou my witness…’ [Updated]

22nd June 2012

As I have done previously with our productions of Hamlet (2009) and Macbeth (2010), I am using this page to draw together responses to our new film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Julius Caesar. The film is first broadcast by more

‘The order of the course’

20th June 2012

Today we started the grade for our film of the RSC's Julius Caesar. The final sound mix is underway too. So it's all a bit busy, and that's without the other projects to finish off and the new ones to more

‘Much that I fear may chance’

19th June 2012

It may be that in all the excitement about the imminent transmission of Julius Caesar you have missed the news that the England football team play Ukraine this evening. And although your faithful blogger would not normally bring his interest more

‘Read mine first…’

17th June 2012

There is something a little strange about seeing in print a review of your programme when it is not yet finished. But the transmission master of our film of the RSC's Julius Caesar will only be delivered  on the morning of more

Happy 30th birthday to us!

15th June 2012

We are 30 years old today!! Illuminations was incorporated on 15 June 1982. We were sort of aware of that but could not quite remember the exact date. But my colleague Linda Zuck has just looked out the paperwork and more

‘ ‘Tis but the time’

15th June 2012

We are thrilled to confirm that our television film of the RSC's production of Julius Caesar, directed by Greg Doran, will be broadcast on BBC Four at 8pm on Sunday 24 June. As you can imagine we will be blogging more