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Henry IV, Part 1

Synopsis
First of a two-part production of Shakespeare’s play for radio. The first two acts of the play are arranged for broadcasting by Peter Dews. With David March as Henry IV and James McKechnie as Hotspur.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
23 Sep 1955
Transmission details
9 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
Norman ShelleySir John Falstaff
James McKechnieHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Vivienne ChattertonMistress Quickly
Arnold PetersSir Michael
Arnold PetersMessenger
Arnold PetersMessenger
Duncan McIntyreArchibald, Earl of Douglas
Frank WindsorThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Jack MayRichard Scroop, Archbishop of York
John DexterLord John of Lancaster
Meredith EdwardsOwen Glendower
Michael BatesBardolph
Noel JohnsonSir Walter Blunt
Peter WildeSir Richard Vernon
Philip MorantHolinshed
Ralph HallettEarl of Westmoreland
Rosalie CrutchleyLady Percy
Sulwen MorganLady Mortimer

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Transmitted by Midland Home Service. According to the production script, the programme was also transmitted on the BBC Home service on 8/10/1955. 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 second part of Henry IV, Part 1 was transmitted a week later on 9/10/1955. 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 being 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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