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Life and Death of King John, The

Synopsis
Radio broadcast featuring selected scenes from the play. With Carleton Hobbs as King John, and Howard Marion-Crawford as Philip, the Bastard. The commentary, written by M. R. Ridley, is spoken by Christopher Pemberton.
Series
International Drama
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
31 Aug 1947
Transmission details
3 Sep 1947 at 21:55 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
75 mins

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Christopher Pemberton
Cast
Carleton HobbsKing John
Howard Marion-CrawfordPhilip the Bastard
Dorothy GreenLady Constance
Norman ShelleyHubert
Brian ParkerArthur, Duke of Brittaine
Abraham SofaerCardinal Pandulph
Alistair BannermanRobert Faulconbridge
Bruce BelfrageEarl of Salisbury
Charles LambExecutioner
Harold ReesePrince Henry
Horace SequeiraSheriff
John BakerMessenger
John BentleyChâtillon
John CliffordEarl of Pembroke
Molly RankinLady Faulconbridge
Olivia BurleighQueen Eleanor
Peter CreswellKing Philip of France
Roy DeanLouis the Dauphin

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King John
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 29/8/1947-31/8/1947
History
The sixth programme in the drama series introduces the BBC Third Programme’s transmission of the complete sequence of Shakespeare’s historical plays within a single week commmencing October 4, 1947.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is 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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