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Henry IV, Part 2

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 Derek Hart as Henry, Prince of Wales and Norman Shelley as Falstaff.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
24 Feb 1956
Transmission details
15 Apr 1956 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC Midland)
Duration
60 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Peter Dews
Writer
William Shakespeare
Cast
Derek HartPrince Henry, later crowned Henry V
Norman ShelleySir John Falstaff
Vivienne ChattertonMistress Quickly
Alaric CotterFrancis (Francis, a Drawer)
Carleton HobbsLord Chief Justice
Deryck GuylerPistol
Eileen BarryDoll Tearsheet
Eric FrancisServant
Eric FrancisPorter
Eric FrancisPeto
Fred C. FaircloughHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Jack MayScroop, Archbishop of York
Jill NyasaPage
John DexterTravers
John DexterSnare
Judith HackettLady Northumberland
Michael BatesBardolph
Michael ShawFang
Michael ShawLord Bardolph
Noel JohnsonLord Mowbray
Peter WildeDrawer
Peter WildeMorton
Philip MorantHolinshed
Ralph HallettRumour, the presenter
Ralph HallettGower
Richard CoePoins
Robert MarsdenLord Hastings
Rosalie CrutchleyLady Percy

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Henry IV Part 2
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Transmitted by Midland Home Service.
General
Recorded at Maida Vale Studios, London.
Rehearsals: 22/2-24/2/1956
History
The second part of Henry IV, Part 2 was transmitted on 20/4/1956. In 1955, Dews had produced a similar two-part radio version for Henry IV, Part 1 (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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