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Henry V

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced by Howard Rose. Leslie Banks stars in the title role with Celia Johnson as Katherine. C. Turner plays the drums.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
5 May 1935 at 17:30 (Channel: BBC National Programme)
Duration
120 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Howard Rose
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
C. Turner
Cast
Leslie BanksKing Henry V
Frederick SargentArchbishop of Canterbury
Celia JohnsonKatherine
Basil BartlettDauphin
A. Scott-GattyBishop of Ely
A. Scott-GattyKing Charles VI of France
Andrew LeighNym
Arthur GoulletEarl of Salisbury
Arthur GoulletHenry, Lord Scroop of Masham
Austin TrevorMontjoy
Austin TrevorAmbassador
Barbara DillonAlice
D. Hay PetrieFluellen
David SteuartRichard, Earl of Cambridge
David SteuartDuke of Orleans
Dennis AstellDuke of Gloucester
Derrick de MarneyDuke of Bedford
Ernest DiggesGower
Francis JamesDuke of Burgundy
Frederick SargentSir Thomas Erpingham
Guy SpaullSir Thomas Grey
Guy SpaullJohn Bates
Henry MorrellMichael Williams
Henry MorrellGovernor of Harfleur
Hubert GreggDuke of Bourbon
J. Leslie FrithConstable of France
J. MooreBoy (Falstaff’s page)
John LauriePistol
Juian D’AlbieEarl of Westmoreland
Lawrence BaskcombBardolph
Margot SievekingQueen Isabel
Renee de VauxHostess, formerly Mistress Quickly
Tristan RawsonDuke of Exeter
Warren JenkinsLord Rambures

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Broadcast during the week celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession of King George V.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Listener William Hendry from Barnes comments in the Radio Times: "a most irritating production. Why, against all recognised convention, was the French king made to speak English with a French accent ...? Why ... did it apply only to the king and not to the Dauphin? ... Why, when Katherine talked to her maid, was Shakespeare’s ‘Tu es’ altered to ‘Vous etes’? And why, oh why, was Mountjoy called ‘Montjwar’? (issue dated 17 May 1935, p. 9).

Source: BBC Programme Records 1933-1935, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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