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Henry V

Synopsis
Full radio adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V produced and directed by Martin Jenkins. John Gielgud acts as Chorus and John Rowe plays the title role. With music composed by David Cain and performed by Christopher Ball, John Royston-Mitchell and the Sinfonia Sacrae.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
14 Jan 1976
Transmission details
18 Apr 1976 at 17:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 3)
Duration
195 mins

Credits

Director
Martin Jenkins (2)
Producer
Martin Jenkins (2)
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Cain
Cast
John RoweKing Henry V
John GielgudChorus
Timothy WestArchbishop of Canterbury
Angela PleasenceKatherine
Martin JarvisDauphin
Alec McCowenDuke of Burgundy
Anthony HallFluellen
Barry FosterConstable of France
Betty Huntley-WrightAlice
Clifford NorgateRichard, Earl of Cambridge
Clifford NorgateDuke of Britain
Crispin GillbardBoy (Falstaff’s page)
David GrahamMichael Williams
Elizabeth SpriggsHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Elizabeth SpriggsQueen Isabel
Haydn JonesGower
James ThomasonSir Thomas Grey
James ThomasonDuke of Bourbon
James ThomasonEarl of Salisbury
Jeffrey SegalCourt
Jeffrey SegalEarl of Westmoreland
John RyeMontjoy
Malcolm HayesFrench soldier (Le Fer)
Malcolm HayesBishop of Ely
Michael AldridgeDuke of Orleans
Michael DeaconJamy
Michael DeaconAmbassador
Michael DeaconDuke of Gloucester
Michael ShannonMacmorris
Michael ShannonHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
Michael ShannonEarl of Grandpre
Patrick TroughtonDuke of Exeter
Peter CrazeDuke of Bedford
Peter CrazeMessenger
Peter JeffreyKing Charles VI of France
Peter WilliamsSir Thomas Erpingham
Peter WilliamsGovernor of Harfleur
Peter WoodthorpeNym
Timothy BatesonJohn Bates
Timothy BatesonBardolph

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Margaret Horsfield, Shakespeare on Radio (Birmingham: University of Birmingham, 1978)
History
There was a 5-minute interval at 19:25.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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