Beckett On Film

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot caused a sensation when it was first staged in 1953 – and his plays still retain their power to amaze and to provoke.
Beckett on Film is a unique project. For the first time, all 19 of Samuel Beckett’s plays have been filmed, bringing together some of the world’s most talented directors and actors.

This website offers an easy-to-use guide to all his plays, and much more.

To find out more about his plays, select one of the numbers 1 to 19, which list his plays in alphabetical order. The play’s name will appear in the window. One click and you’re there.

Order Beckett on Film, now available to own exclusively on DVD with a host of additional features. This unique collector’s item is presented as a high quality box set comprising four DVDs and a souvenir programme.


Beckett on Film was awarded the ‘Best TV Drama‘ award at the sixth South Bank Show Awards ceremony, which took place on Wednesday 6th February 2002 at the Savoy in London. Voted for by a panel of industry experts and key national media, the South Bank Show awards are chaired by the show’s editor and presenter, Melvyn Bragg and are regarded as a celebration of artistic achievement at the highest level. After seeing off competition from Bob and Rose (Red Productions for ITV1) and Othello (LWT FOR ITV1), producers, Michael Colgan and Alan Moloney from Blue Angel Films accepted the award on behalf of all those involved in the project.

‘Commendably ambitious and remarkably successful, a truly unique collection’.
Michael Dwyer, Film Correspondent, The Irish Times.