The Open University and BBC World Service presents a new series of TV programmes taken from essays produced by the British Council. The programmes explore Shakespeare’s relevance today as cultural figures from around the globe take us on a journey through their personal experiences with the Bard's works.
While transmission of this programme isn't available in the UK, full programmes are available right here on OpenLearn. As series co-producer, we've compiled a load of content to complement the series and take your learning further, you can:
- Watch the five films form the series now.
- Find out more about the individual episodes.
- Explore Shakespeare's life in more detail with our hub, podcasts and interactive.
'Living Shakespeare' airs on BBC World TV (only seen outside the UK) from 5th September 2016 at 05:55, 10:55, 12:55, 15:50, 18:55 (all times are in GMT). It's part of the season celebrating 400 years since Will's birth, across the BBC - find out more about Living Shakespeare.