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Fat Knight, The

Synopsis
Freely adapted from Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays, the radio broadcast consists of all the scenes which focus on the ‘humorous conceits of Sir John Falstaff’. Adapted and produced by Peter Creswell, with George Robey in the title role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
6 Jun 1937 at 17:35 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Peter Creswell
Writer
Peter Creswell
Cast
Jack HawkinsPrince Henry, later crowned Henry V
George RobeySir John Falstaff
Mary ClareMistress Quickly
Richard GooldenRobert Shallow
Anthony ShawGadshill
Carleton HobbsSilence
Edgar NorfolkLord Chief Justice
George HollowayFrancis Feeble
J. Hannam ClarkPeter Bullcalf
Jack AllenFrancis, a Drawer
Jay LaurierBardolph
John RuddockRalph Mouldy
John RuddockPeto
Malcolm GraemeSimon Shadow
Margaret YardeDoll Tearsheet
Osmund LeechThomas Wart
Robert HolmesPoins
Robin MaulePage
Terence de MarneyChorus (Rumour, the presenter)
Victor FawkesDavy

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 1; Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A written transcript of the production is being held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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