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Richard III

Synopsis
Shakespeare’s history produced and directed for radio by Jane Morgan, with Ian Holm in the title role. With stereo effects and music by David Chilton and Mia Soteriou, played by Mike Brain, Roger Brenner, Robin Jeffreys, Lucie Skeaping and Roderick Skeaping.
Series
Monday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
26 Aug 1985 at 19:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
150 mins

Credits

Director
Jane Morgan
Producer
Jane Morgan
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
David Chilton; Mia Soteriou
Cast
Bernard BrownKing Edward IV
William BuckhurstPrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Matthew CarrollRichard, the young Duke of York
Philip VossGeorge, Duke of Clarence
Adrian Egan 
Alan Thompson 
Barbara JeffordQueen Margaret
Brett UsherEarl of Richmond
Brian SmithLord Rivers
Christopher DouglasLord Grey
David GarthStanley, Earl of Derby
David LearnerSir William Catesby
David SinclairSir Richard Ratcliffe
Graham Blockley 
Ian HolmRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
James Macpherson 
Jamie Roberts 
John Church 
Melinda WalkerLady Anne
Michael J. CoxLord Hastings
Pauline Letts 
Robin SummersMurderer (1)
Sarah BadelQueen Elizabeth
Shaun PrendergastMurderer (2)
Simon HewittMarquis of Dorset
Stephen Thorne (2) 
Steve Hodson 
Tom WilkinsonDuke of Buckingham
Trevor Nichols 

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
New radio production commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth.
Reviews
According to Times reviewer Peter Davalles, ‘no-one succeeds like Ian Holm in vocally capturing the spiritual deformity of Richard without losing any of the villain’s monstrous plausibility’ (26 August 1985).
Ian Holm comments on playing the part of Richard for this production in Robert Cushman’s article on ‘Holm rule’, RadioTimes, 24-30 August 1985, p. 7.

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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