The BEST episodes of ShakespeaRe-Told

Every episode of ShakespeaRe-Told ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of ShakespeaRe-Told!

Some of Shakespeare's plays performed in a contemporary way.

Last Updated: 11/26/2023Network: BBC OneStatus: Ended
A Midsummer Night's Dream
31 votes

#1 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/28/2005

Theo and Polly have come to Dream Park to celebrate their daughter Hermia's engagement. But the course of true love never did run smooth, and the night ahead holds revelations, fairies, transformations and plenty of love juice.

Directors: Ed Fraiman
Writer: Peter Bowker
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The Taming of the Shrew
65 votes

#2 - The Taming of the Shrew

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/21/2005

Katherine Minola is a succesful politician, tipped for the leadership of her party. The only problem is, her awful temper has left her a 38 year old singleton, and everyone, from her party chairman to her sister, wants her to get married. Is passionate eccentric Petruchio the answer to her prayers?

Directors: David Richards
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35 votes

#3 - Macbeth

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/14/2005

Top chef Joe Macbeth has worked hard to make Duncan Docherty's restaurant a success. So, when he's told it'll all be his one day, what's to stop him taking it now?

Directors: Mark Brozel
Writer: Peter Moffat
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Much Ado About Nothing
32 votes

#4 - Much Ado About Nothing

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/7/2005

When the bickering between broadcasters Beatrice and Benedick gets too much to take, their colleagues at South West TV come up with a cunning plan to shut the pair up. Meanwhile, lovely weathergirl Hero and dashing reporter Claude are a match made in heaven - but does everyone want to see them so happy?

Directors: Brian Percival
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