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RTÉ Television programmes for Beckett100


Beckett’s Waiting for Godot caused a sensation when it was first staged in 1953 – and his plays still amaze and provoke to this day.

Beckett on Film was a unique project. For the first time, all 19 of Samuel Beckett's plays were filmed, bringing together some of the world's most talented directors and actors.

Beckett on Film, co-produced by RTÉ, was awarded the Best TV Drama Award at the sixth South Bank Show Awards ceremony,

'Commendably ambitious and remarkably successful, a truly unique collection'.
Michael Dwyer, Film Correspondent, The Irish Times.

The DVD box set is on sale nationwide and online from the RTÉ Shop

RTÉ One, Monday 10th April
23.30 The View Presents: Beckett 100 John Kelly hosts a panel discussion.
00.25 Beckett on Film: Endgame, starring Michael Gambon and David Thewlis, directed by Conor MacPherson

RTÉ One, Tuesday 11th April
22.15 Arts Lives: The Man Who Shot Beckett, a profile of photographer John Minihan, directed by David Bickley.
00.00 Beckett on Film: Play, starring Juliet Stevenson, Kristin Scott Thomas and Alan Rickman, directed by Anthony Minghella.  Not I, starring Julianne Moore, directed by Neil Jordan.

RTÉ One, Wednesday 12th April
00.25 Beckett on Film: Rough for Theatre I, starring Milo O’Shea and David Kelly, directed by Kieron J. Walsh.  What Where, starring Sean McGinley and Gary Lewis, directed by Damien O’Donnell.

RTÉ One, Thursday 13th April
12.20 Beckett on Film: Krapp’s Last Tape, starring John Hurt, directed by Atom Egoyan.

RTÉ One, Friday 14th April
23.30 Beckett on Film: Footfalls, starring Susan Fitzgerald, directed by Walter Asmus.

RTÉ Two, Saturday 15th April
20.50 Beckett 100 Theme Night, hosted by John Kelly.
RTÉ is delighted to host this special RTÉ Beckett100 theme night. Programmes will include:
Silence to Silence, a documentary by Seán Ó Mórdha, featuring Billie Whitelaw, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Magee and David Warrilow.
22.24 Beginning to End, starring Jack MacGowran, devised in collaboration with Beckett, directed for RTÉ Television by Chloe Gibson.
23.25 Beckett on Film: Waiting for Godot, starring Johnny Murphy, Barry McGovern, Alan Stanford and Stephen Brennan, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

RTÉ One, Sunday 16th April
Beckett on Film: Catastrophe, starring John Gielgud, Rebecca Pidgeon and Harold Pinter, directed by David Mamet.  Come and Go, starring Paola Dionisetti, Anna Massey and Sian Philips, directed by John Crowley.

RTÉ One, Monday 17th April
Beckett on Film: Act without Words II, starring Pat Kinevane and Marcello Magni, directed by Enda Hughes. A Piece of Monologue, starring Stephen Brennan, directed by Robin Lefevre.