Jonathan Miller

  • Jonathan Miller – Othello (1981)

    1981-1990BBCDramaJonathan MillerTVUnited KingdomWilliam Shakespeare

    As with most of Miller’s productions, the visual inspiration came from sixteenth-century Mediterranean painters, in this case Tintoretto, El Greco and Velasquez. At 205 minutes, this is one of the longest BBC Shakespeare productions, and the text is duly presented almost complete, with only minor trims to material rendered redundant by small-screen restaging.Read More »

  • Jonathan Miller – Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968)

    1961-1970BBCHorrorJonathan MillerTVUnited Kingdom

    A university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when, during a vacation to a remote coastal village in Norfolk, he blows through an ancient whistle discovered on a beach, awakening horrors beyond human understanding.Read More »

  • Jonathan Miller – Take a Girl Like You (1970)

    1961-1970ComedyDramaJonathan MillerUSA


    “Young Jenny heads to the South of England to start a new career as a school teacher. Even before she has had a chance to settle in she meets Patrick, one of the local “lads”. Within a short time she has her hands full when a number of the local boys take a liking to her. But who will be the lucky one who wins her affections?”
    – Kevin Steinhauer (IMDb)Read More »

  • Jonathan Miller – Timon of Athens (1981)

    Drama1981-1990BBCJonathan MillerTVUnited Kingdom


    Making its debut with Romeo and Juliet on 3 December 1978, and concluding nearly seven years later with Titus Andronicus on 27 April 1985, the BBC Television Shakespeare project was the single most ambitious attempt at bringing the Bard of Avon to the small screen, both at the time and to date.

    Producer Cedric Messina was already an experienced producer of one-off television Shakespeare presentations, and was thus ideally qualified to present the BBC with a daunting but nonetheless enticingly simple proposition: a series of adaptations, staged specifically for television, of all 36 First Folio plays, plus Pericles (The Two Noble Kinsmen was considered primarily John Fletcher’s work, and the legitimacy of Edward III was still being debated).Read More »

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