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Richard II

Alternative title
BBC Radio Collection: Willliam Shakespeare’s Richard II
Synopsis
Richard II adapted for radio, with Samuel West as Richard II, Joss Ackland as John of Gaunt and Janet Suzman as Duchess of Gloucester. Introduced by Richard Eyre. Music composed by Sylvia Hallett.
Series
Sunday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Radio
Transmission details
30 Apr 2000 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
180 mins

Credits

Director
Jeremy Mortimer
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Sylvia Hallett
Contributor
Richard Eyre
Adaptor for Radio
Jeremy Mortimer
Cast
Samuel WestKing Richard II
Sophie OkonedoQueen Isabel
Joss AcklandJohn of Gaunt
Damian LewisBolingbroke
Janet SuzmanDuchess of Gloucester
Barry Farrimond 
Beth Chalmers 
Bruce AlexanderLord Fitzwalter
Bruce AlexanderLord Willoughby
Christopher Kelham 
Fiona Clarke 
Ioan MeredithSir Stephen Scroope
Ioan MeredithLord Marshal
James LaurensonHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Jamie BamberHarry Percy
Margot LeicesterDuchess of York
Philip VossBishop of Carlisle
Ronald PickupEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Sean BakerDuke of Surrey
Stephen CritchlowSir Piers Exton
Stephen CritchlowThomas Mowbray
Tim Treloar 
Timothy BatesonGardener
Toby JonesDuke of Aumerle
Tom George 

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
drama in English; performances; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
Richard II

Notes

Notes
Commercially released as part of the BBC Radio collection series in 2000, cassettes and CDs of the production are available for sale from the BBC Shop (www.bbcshop.com) or through retail outlets.
History
Broadcast as part of the BBC’s Shakespeare for the New Millennium season on Radio 3, in which the BBC mounted 17 new productions of Shakespeare in the space of four years. The emphasis of the productions is on a contemporary, innovative approach. The project was done in collaboration with BBC Worldwide, who were also responsible for the commerical release.
Documentation
Accompanying booklet.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio Collection, c/o Choices UK, 19-24 Manasty Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6UP, tel 01733 236800, fax 01733 230618, www.choicesdirect.co.uk

Email
enquiries@choicesuk.com
Web
http://www.choicesuk.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01733 236800
Fax
01733 230618
Address
c/o Choices UK
19-24 Manasty Road
Orton Southgate
Peterborough
PE2 6UP

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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