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King Henry IV. Part 2

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. M. R. Ridley introduces the play.
Series
Shakespeare’s Historical Plays
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Oct 1947 at 19:50 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
150 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Peter Watts
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Antony Hopkins
Adaptor for Radio
Maurice Roy Ridley
Cast
Leon QuartermaineKing Henry IV
Sebastian ShawPrince Henry, later crowned Henry V
Frederick LloydSir John Falstaff
Vivienne ChattertonMistress Quickly
Andrew LeighRobert Shallow
Alexander ArchdaleDavy
Alexander SarnerScroop, Archbishop of York
Anthony OliverPeto
Anthony OliverLord Mowbray
Arnold RidleyThomas Wart
Bryan FowleyPeter Bullcalf
David DuncanBardolph
Duncan CarseNarrator
Eric LuggFang
G. BluntPage
George HayesPistol
Godfrey TudorLord Hastings
Grace AllardyceLady Northumberland
Henry HallattLord Chief Justice
Horace SequeiraSilence
Hugh FalkusPoins
James TillingSimon Shadow
John Alexander (2)Prince John of Lancaster
John WyndhamHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
Laidman BrowneHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Nicolette BernardLady Percy
Peter CreswellEarl of Westmoreland
Peter MullinsThomas, Duke of Clarence
Raf de la TorreNeville, Earl of Warwick
Ronald SidneySnare
Stephen JackRalph Mouldy
Wilfred FletcherFrancis Feeble
William TrentLord Bardolph

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 2
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: 24/9/1947-30/9/1947
History
Third 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 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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