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King Henry V

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 King Henry V. Produced by Howard Rose. M. R. Ridley introduces the play. Fanfares and music composed and directed by Antony Hopkins.
Series
Shakespeare’s Historical Plays
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
8 Oct 1947 at 19:40 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
145 mins
Availability
No archive copy known

Credits

Producer
Howard Rose
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Antony Hopkins
Adaptor for Radio
Maurice Roy Ridley
Cast
Sebastian ShawKing Henry V
Roderick LovellChorus
Olive GreggKatherine
Nugent MarshallDauphin
Andrew Faulds 
Anthony DawsonJamy
Anthony OliverAlexander Court
Anthony OliverNim
Charles LefeauxKing Charles VI of France
Charles MortimerEarl of Westmoreland
David DuncanBardolph
David StringerBoy (Falstaff’s page)
Donald GrayEarl of Salisbury
Duncan CarseNarrator
Eric MaxinSir Thomas Erpingham
Felix DeebankGower
Geoffrey SteeleDuke of Bourbon
George HayesPistol
George ManshipJohn Bates
George Owen 
Gladys SpencerAlice
Harry HutchinsonMacmorris
Howieson CuiffDuke of Exeter
John WyndhamDuke of Gloucester
Leonard SachsMontjoy
Raf de la TorreLord Rambures
Roddy HughesFluellen
Ronald Sidney 
Stanley GroomeMichael Williams
Vivienne ChattertonMistress Pistol (Hostess, formerly Mistress Quickly)
W.E. HollowayConstable of France

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry V
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.
History
Fourth 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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