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Henry IV, Part 1

Synopsis
Second of a two-part production of Shakespeare’s play for radio. Acts 3, 4, and 5 of the play are arranged for broadcasting by Peter Dews. With Norman Shelley as Falstaff and Noel Johnson as Sir Walter Blunt.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
23 Sep 1955
Transmission details
2 Oct 1955 at 20:15 (Channel: BBC Midland)
Duration
135 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Dews
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
David MarchKing Henry IV
Derek HartPrince Henry (Hal)
Norman ShelleySir John Falstaff
James McKechnieHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Vivienne ChattertonMistress Quickly
Alaric CotterFrancis, a Drawer
Charles HodgsonPoins
Eric FrancisPeto
Frank WindsorThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Fred C. FaircloughHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
John DexterServant
John DexterSheriff
John DexterTraveller
John DexterVintner
Michael BatesBardolph
Noel JohnsonSir Walter Blunt
Philip MorantHolinshed
Ralph HallettEarl of Westmoreland
Rosalie CrutchleyLady Percy

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 1
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Transmitted by Midland Home Service. According to the production script, the programme was also transmitted on the BBC Home service on 15/10/1955. This could not be verified by The Times listings for that date.
General
Recorded at Maida Vale Studios, London.
Rehearsals: 21/9-23/9/1955
History
The first part of Henry IV, Part 1 was transmitted a week ear;ier on 2/10/1955. In 1956, Dews produced a similar two-part radio version for Henry IV, Part 2 (see separate entries for various parts).
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is 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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