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King John

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play arranged for broadcasting by Herbert Farjeon and produced by Mary Hope Allen. With Carleton Hobbs in the title role and Ralph Richardson as Philip Faulconbridge. The fanfares were especially written by Anthony Hopkins.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
23 Oct 1944
Transmission details
29 Dec 1944 at 19:45 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
175 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Mary Hope Allen
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Anthony Hopkins
Adaptor for Radio
Herbert Farjeon
Cast
Carleton HobbsKing John
Ralph RichardsonPhilip the Bastard
Ena BurrillLady Constance
Norman ShelleyHubert
Patricia HayesArthur, Duke of Brittaine
Abraham SofaerCardinal Pandulph
Alexander SarnerMelun
Arthur RidleyEarl of Pembroke
Austin TrevorKing Philip of France
Denys BlakelockLouis the Dauphin
Gladys YoungQueen Eleanor
Harcourt WilliamsEarl of Salisbury
John RuddockCitizen of Angers
Julian SomersEarl of Essex
Julian SomersExecutioner
Mary BartonLady Faulconbridge
Neal ArdenChâtillon
Peggy BryanBlanche
Phillip LeaverLimoges, Duke of Austria
Preston LockwoodRobert Faulconbridge
Roger SnowdonHerald
Roger SnowdonPrince Henry
Roy DeanLord Bigot
Wilfred FletcherPeter de Pomfret
Wilfred FletcherHerald

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
History
Broadcast in two parts with a 30-minute interval for the news at 9pm.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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