David Tennant tackles the role of Hamlet in this dynamic production for BBC Television. Shot on location in high-definition the film is a glorious testament to the powers of technology to revitalise classic literature and create something accessible for future generations. In this post-screening discussion, chaired by journalist and broadcaster Mark Lawson, director Gregory Doran comments on the challenges he faced whilst trying to adapt a stageplay of such intimacy onto the small screen. Patrick Stewart, who received a Lawrence Olivier award for his stunning performance as Claudius, is on terrific form as he explains the differences between stage and television acting, adding a touch of joviality to an intellectual subject matter. What shines through is both men’s enthusiasm for the project and a desire for the classic works of Shakespeare to reach and inspire people around the country.