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Season 41, Episode 12 National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage

First Aired: February 14, 2014

The 50th anniversary of the National Theatre of Great Britain is marked with live extracts and archival footage of NT productions. Included: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" with Benedict Cumberbatch; "Mourning Becomes Electra" with Helen Mirren and Tim Pigott-Smith; and "Bedroom Farce" with Penelope Wilton. From the archives: Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" with Maggie Smith; "Amadeus" with Paul Scofield; and "Richard III" with Ian McKellen.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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