John Tydeman played a key rôle in BBC radio drama for nearly four decades, as producer, assistant head and then head of Radio Drama. During that time he directed most of the major plays in the classical repertory, from Greek drama to Shakespeare, Chekhov and Shaw. He was also active in contemporary theatre, directing works by Osborne, Stoppard, Albee, Pinter and many others. Directing for television and the stage has been a regular feature throughout his busy career. He has worked with Paul Scofield on many occasions including radio productions of Macbeth and Othello. For Naxos AudioBooks he has also directed King Lear and Just So Stories.