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Henry IV. Part 1

Synopsis
Radio version of the play with Robert Hardy as Falstaff. Recorded binaurally (in the round), on a specially made metal and wood floor, director Michael Fox’s version of Henry IV, Part1 opens with a scene setting version of Richard II, the play that precedes this, done in 55 seconds.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
13 Jun 1994
Transmission details
16 Apr 1995 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Fox (2)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Paddy Cuneen
Cast
Barrie RutterKing Henry IV
Robert GlenisterPrince Henry (Hal)
Robert HardySir John Falstaff
Bill FellowsHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Jane CoxMistress Quickly
Andy WearPeto
Antony ByrneLord John of Lancaster
Cliff HowellsGadshill
Colin ProckterSir Walter Blunt
Geraldine AlexanderLady Percy
Ioan MeredithOwen Glendower
James TomlinsonHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
John Lloyd-FillinghamPoins
Malcolm RaeburnArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Rob PickavanceRichard Scroop, Archbishop of York
Robert WhelanBardolph
Russell DixonThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Simon GreenEdmund Mortimer, Earl of March
Stefan EscreetSir Richard Vernon
Vanessa WoodfineLady Mortimer

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Sources differ as to the running time of the production. The length given here is based on the information provided by the BBC programme catalogue.
General
Robert Hardy, who has performed almost every other part in the two works, gives his first Falstaff performance. According to the BBC Radio Press Information, Hardy’s relationship with the part goes back to 1944 when he saw Ralph Richardson play Falstaff - a performance he watched 21 times (BBC Radio Press Information, Week 16, 15-21 April1995, p. 11).
History
The second part of Henry IV was broadcast a week later (April 23, 1995).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

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Fax
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