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King Henry IV. Part 1

Synopsis
Excerpts of the play, taken from Anthony Quayle’s well-received Stratford production (1951), were shown as part of the BBC’s For the Children slot. The broadcast was never recorded, but according to Michael Brooke (BFI screenonline), it seems likely, given the 45-minute slot (shared with another short item) and a cast list restricted to Falstaff, Hal, Bardolph, Poins, Gadshill and two travellers, that it consisted of scenes from Act II, and possibly Act I.
Series
For the Children
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
19 Aug 1951 at 17:00 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
Unavailable

Credits

Director
Anthony Quayle
Producer
Naomi Capon
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Richard BurtonPrince Henry (Hal)
Anthony QuayleSir John Falstaff
Alan BadelPoins
Edward AtienzaGadshill
Ken WynneTraveller (1) (Traveller)
Michael BatesBardolph
Robert HardyTraveller (2) (Traveller)

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Theatre company
Royal Shakespeare Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 1
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
children’s television; schools; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

History
Shown as part of a 45 min. slot in the BBC’s For the Children series which lasted one hour.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/1048622/index.html

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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