The five episodes of Hamlet, aired on consecutive days this past week, will only be available for a short time on BBC iPlayer. Each episode is accessible for listening for one week after it is broadcast, so episode one is only available for 2 more days.
Reviews of the program were very complimentary:
The Stage: "The first episode of Hamlet, that seminal text of Nordic noir, stranded across a whole week of Afternoon Dramas, offers a masterclass in how to create an atmosphere of swirling, sepulchral doom. Roger Goula’s original music, gorgeous and expectant, works with Marc Beeby’s direction to impart a chill to proceedings."
Radio Times: "To get the audience in the mood, here’s a full and impressive five-part version of one of literature’s greatest works of fiction — Hamlet. I spotted minor cuts to the text but nothing that will arouse the ire of die-hard Shakespeare fanatics. Instead, the team have grasped the nettle and introduced some stunning audio effects that add real depth to the play, especially the ghost scenes."
Each episode is a bit less than 45 minutes. Make sure to give it a listen while you can!