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Trial of Richard III, The

Synopsis
The trial of Richard III, who was accused of murdering the princes in the Tower. The trial takes place in a reconstructed Old Bailey courtroom with the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Elwyn Jones, as Judge. Two eminent QCs, appearing under assumed names, present the case for and against the murder charges. Leading historians and scientists give evidence. Recreates a modern-day murder trial and is a study of English law.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2006
Year of production
1984
Notes
The programme is not available separately but is included as an extra in the special digitally restored DVD release of Olivier’s RICHARD III. (1955).
Documentation
'The Trial of Richard III’, by Richard Drewett and Mark Redhead, contains a transcript of the trial and a description of the events leading up to the making of the programme (Alan Sutton).
Uses
Students of English law; historians.*
Subjects
English language and literature; History; Law
Keywords
moot courts; murder trials; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Richard III, King of England (1452-1485)

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
225 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

London Weekend Television

Sponsor

Name

Channel Four Television

Phone
071-396 4444
Address
LONDON
SW1P 2TX

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
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Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.
 

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