Hamlet (Gielgud) (Bbc Third Programme Live Broadcast, 1948)
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Date: August 2006
Duration: 3 hours 27 minutes
This outstanding historical recording made in 1941 for radio is widely regarded as one of the finest Hamlet performances ever, and one of John Gielgud's greatest moments. Though he went on to record it for commercial release, nothing matched this recording in the BBC studios, made before the days of editing.