Romeo and Juliet

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started22nd Sep 1976
ended1st Dec 1976
last rpt15th Mar 1979(as part of The English Programme)
3 school years
duration25 mins
subject 📚EnglishDrama
age rangeAge 13-16
languageenIn English
Romeo and Juliet 1977 title.jpg

Romeo and Juliet is an ITV schools TV series from the 1970s, covering Drama for secondary school pupils.

  • an 8-part production of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare starring Christopher Neame as Romeo and Ann Hasson as Juliet, using the uncut text of the New Penguin Shakespeare
  • followed by 2 documentary programmes, one a discussion on the themes of the play and the other looking at theatre in Shakespeare's time
  • the play was repeated in spring 1977 and then again as part of The English Programme in spring 1978 and spring 1979, but with the documentary programmes replaced by a two-part look at Shakespeare and his Theatre

Romeo and Juliet had previously been produced for schools in 1962 by Associated-Rediffusion, Thames's predecessor in the London region

  • this production of the play (but not the documentary programmes) is available on DVD Buy from Amazon

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