Amadeus

An adaptation of Peter Shaffer's play starring F Murray Abraham as Salieri.

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012006012020100524 (BBC7)

Dying composer Salieri is fiercely jealous of his young rival.

F Murray Abraham reads the play about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The composer Salieri lies on his deathbed and confesses his jealousy of Mozart.

022006012720100525 (BBC7)

Salieri's jealousy of his rival ignites a plot for revenge.

F Murray Abraham reads the play about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Salieri's jealousy of Mozart's genius leads him to hatch out a plot for revenge.

032006020320100526 (BBC7)

Mozart makes a fool of himself, and Salieri gets the opportunity to pursue his revenge.

Read by F Murray Abraham.

Salieri wrestles with his conscience at the chance of seducing Mozart's wife.

042006021020100527 (BBC7)

Will Salieri finally take his revenge on Mozart? Or is his quarrel really with God? Read by F Murray Abraham.

Will Salieri finally take his revenge on Mozart? Or is his quarrel really with God?

Salieri is astonished by the manuscripts that Constanze brings him.

052006021720100528 (BBC7)

Salieri is seething when Mozart writes an Italian opera - and plots to stop it.

Read by F Murray Abraham.

Mozart is commissioned to write an Italian opera, much to Salieri's disgust.

062006022420100531 (BBC7)

Salieri plans to put his composer rival out of favour with the Masons.

F Murray Abraham reads the play about Mozart.

Salieri conceives a plan to put Mozart out of favour with the Masons.

072006030320100601 (BBC7)

Will Salieri's plan to scupper 'The Magic Flute' work? And who is Mozart writing a Requiem for? Read by F Murray Abraham.

Will Salieri's plan to scupper The Magic Flute work? Who is Mozart writing a Requiem for?

08 LAST2006031020100602 (BBC7)

Did Salieri really murder his composer rival? The truth is revealed.

F Murray Abraham concludes the play about Mozart.

Was Mozart murdered by Salieri? The truth behind Salieri's actions is revealed.

Was Mozart really murdered by Salieri? The truth behind Salieri's actions is revealed in this final episode.

20110102

Peter Shaffer's award-winning play combines fiction and history to detail the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Antonio Salieri, an older composer, propelled by jealousy, plots the tragic downfall of his brilliant rival.

Sir Peter Hall's production, first broadcast in 1983 and recorded with the original National Theatre cast, is being repeated as part of Radio 3's 'Genius of Mozart' season.

Antonio Salieri - Paul Scofield

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Simon Callow

Constanze Mozart - Felicity Kendall

Joseph II - John Normington

Gottfried Baron Van Sweiten - Nicholas Selby

Count Franz Orsini Rosenberg - Willoughby Goddard

Johann Killian Von Strack - Basil Henson

Venticelli - Donald Gee, Dermot Crawley

Citizens of Vienna - Nigel Bellairs, Susan Gilmore, Peggy Marshall, Robin Meredith, Anne Sedgwick, William Sleigh, Glenn Williams

Directed by Peter Hall

Producer David Spenser.

Peter Hall's 1983 version of Peter Shaffer's award-winning play Amadeus.