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Henry IV. Part 2

Synopsis
Second part of Michael Fox’s radio adaptation of Henry IV which was recorded binaurally (in the round), on a specially made metal and wood floor. With Robert Hardy as Falstaff and Robert Glenister as Hal.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
28 Jun 1994
Transmission details
23 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 HardySir John Falstaff
Jane CoxMistress Quickly
Peter CopleyRobert Shallow
Adam SunderlandWill
Adam SunderlandThomas, Duke of Clarence
Andy WearSnare
Andy WearPeto
Andy WearRalph Mouldy
Antony ByrnePrince John of Lancaster
Cliff HowellsPistol
Frances JeaterDoll Tearsheet
Geraldine AlexanderLady Percy
James TomlinsonHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
John Lloyd-FillinghamPoins
Keith CliffordSilence
Keith CliffordRumour, the presenter
Keith CliffordBeadle
Lyndam GregoryLord Hastings
Lyndam GregoryHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Malcolm RaeburnLord Bardolph
Malcolm RaeburnHarcourt
Nina WadiaPage
Peter WhitmanEarl of Westmoreland
Peter WhitmanDavy
Rob PickavanceScroop, Archbishop of York
Robert GlenisterPrince Henry (Hal)
Robert WhelanBardolph
Russell DixonLord Chief Justice
Stefan EscreetLord Mowbray
Wyllie LongmoreMorton
Wyllie LongmoreNeville, Earl of Warwick

Additional Details

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

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 April 1995, p. 11).
History
The first part of Henry IV was broadcast a week earlier (April 16, 2005).

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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