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King Richard III

Synopsis
The story in an animated version. All the lines spoken by the characters are Shakespeare’s own.
Series
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Language
English
Country
Great Britain; Former USSR
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
2 Nov 1994 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC2)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Director
Natalia Orlova
Writer
Leon Garfield; William Shakespeare
Contributor
Martin Lamb; Penelope Middelboe
Cast
Eleanor BronDuchess of York
Spike WoodPrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Michael MaloneyGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Alec McCowenNarrator
Antony SherRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
James GroutSir William Catesby
Michael MaloneyDuke of Norfolk
Sorcha CusackQueen Elizabeth
Suzanne BurdenLady Anne
Tom WilkinsonDuke of Buckingham

Additional Details

Production type
Animation
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama; Media studies
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 on 2 Nov 1994. The DVD contains all 12 animated tales in a 3-disk set.

Distributor

Name

Metrodome Distribution

Notes
Specialist distributor of quality, independent films, both theatrically and subsequently on DVD. DVD releases include new films, classic cinema, documentaries, animation, stage adaptations, television programming and historical drama. NB. Metrodome Distribution went into administration in 2016
Name

S4C International

Web
http://www.s4ci.com/english/homepage/index.asp External site opens in new window
Phone
02920 460312
Fax
02920 754444
Address
50 Lambourne Crescent
Llanishen
Cardiff
CF14 5WJ

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

Name

Trumedia Ltd

Contact
Bill Cotton
Email
sales@trumedia.co.uk
Web
https://trumedia.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01865 847837
Fax
01865 847837
Address
9 Meadow View
Kidlington
Kidlington
OX5 2XY
Notes
Trumedia supplies video tapes and DVDs to UK schools, colleges and universities and is geared up to take official orders from educational institutions. The catalogue highlights programmes likely to be of use in the curriculum, but the company can supply any video in current UK distribution, as well as some deleted titles. Particularly strong in the areas of English literature and drama, as well as history, natural history, art & artists, and foreign language films.

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