Julius Caesar - a production featuring a Royal Shakespeare Company cast - will be broadcast at 8pm on BBC4 on Sunday 24 June.
The film features a Royal Shakespeare Company cast, and was shot alongside the stage rehearsals and during the actual theatrical run in Stratford-upon-Avon. No television version of a play has ever been made in this way before. The programme is a collaboration between the RSC, BBC, OU and World Shakespeare Festival.
The series was commissioned to support the Arts faculty priorities of engaging an audience in Shakespeare and, through that, into a deeper engagement with English Literature. Dr Edmund King is the academic consultant on the programme for The Open University.
The OpenLearn website also offers more information, including specially shot, behind the scenes films with the cast and crew.
Please note: this URL may not be live until the day of transmission, and may only contain minimum content and resources if viewed prior to broadcast.