Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1980 film

The BBC Television Shakespeare is a series of British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and produced by BBC Television. It was transmitted in the UK from 3 December 1978 to 27 April 1985 and spanned seven series.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a 1980 British television adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. The film is directed by Rodney Bennett and stars Derek Jacobi as Hamlet, Claire Bloom as Gertrude, Patrick Stewart as Claudius, Eric Porter as Polonius, Lalla Ward as Ophelia, David Robb as Laertes, Patrick Allen as the Ghost of Hamlet's Father, and Robert Swann as Horatio.