Just Scene It at 7 pm
Review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.
On Story Conversation with Brian Helgeland at 7:30 pm
Brian Helgeland, the creative force behind 42, LA CONFIDENTIAL, MYSTIC RIVER, and A KNIGHT’S TALE, shares his experience as a screenwriter, director and producer, along with the ups, downs and left turns of the filmmaking industry.
Shakespeare Uncovered Hamlet with David Tennant at 8 pm
An acclaimed Hamlet himself in the RSC’s recent hit production (and another recent GREAT PERFORMANCES production), David Tennant meets with fellow Hamlets, including superstar Jude Law, comparing notes on the titanic challenge of playing the most iconic of all roles. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw, to master the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered the greatest of Shakespeare’s works
Shakespeare Uncovered The Comedies with Joely Richardson at 9 pm
Joely Richardson investigates (with her mother Vanessa Redgrave) the legacy of these two brilliant cross-dressing comedies and the great comic and romantic heroines created by Shakespeare in two perennially popular plays.
Much Ado About Nothing at 10 pm
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick (Kenneth Branagh) and Beatrice (Emma Thompson) to wed as well. Cast: Denzel Washington, Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson.