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King Henry IV. Part 1

Synopsis
Radio adaptation of the play by M. R. Ridley. The production was broadcast on the Third Programme as part of a sequence of Shakespeare’s histories. With Sebastian Shaw as Prince Hal and Leon Quartermaine as King Henry IV. Produced by Peter Watts. Incidental music composed and directed by Antony Hopkins. M. R. Ridley introduces the play.
Series
Shakespeare’s Historical Plays
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
19 Sep 1947
Transmission details
6 Oct 1947 at 19:45 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
155 mins
Availability
No archive copy known (2007).

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Antony Hopkins
Contributor
Maurice Roy Ridley
Adaptor for Radio
Maurice Roy Ridley
Cast
Sebastian ShawPrince Henry (Hal)
Frederick LloydSir John Falstaff
Francis de WolffHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Vivienne ChattertonMistress Quickly
Alexander Sarner 
Anthony OliverPeto
Ceinwen RowlandeLady Mortimer
David DuncanBardolph
David Read 
Duncan CarseNarrator
Duncan McIntyreArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Eddy Reed 
Godfrey TudorSir Richard Vernon
Harry Hearne 
Hugh FalkusPoins
Ian Main 
Ivan StaffGadshill
John Barnard 
Laidman BrowneHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Leon QuartermaineKing Henry VI
Lyn HardingOwen Glendower
Martin Lewis (2) 
Nicolette BernardLady Percy
Stanley van BeersThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Tom ClarksonSir Walter Blunt
William Hutchison 
Williams Lloyd 

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
According to the programme notes in Radio Times, the object of this series is to emphasise the inter-relation of the plays. The continuity is emphasised by casting and by incidental music specially composed by Antony Hopkins.
General
Rehearsals for this production took place from 12-18/9/1947.
History
Second in a series of nightly broadcasts of Shakespeare’s historical plays that the Third Programme transmitted within a single week. The play was broadcast in two parts with an interlude of music.
Textual information
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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