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King Henry IV, Part 1

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced by Wilfrid Grantham. With Robert Harris as King, Donald Wolfit as Falstaff and William Fox as Prince Henry. Incidental music composed by Norman Demuth. Noel Iliff narrates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
31 Jan 1954
Transmission details
18 Apr 1954 at 19:35 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
170 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Wilfrid Grantham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Norman Demuth
Cast
Robert HarrisKing Henry IV
William FoxPrince Henry (Hal)
Donald WolfitSir John Falstaff
Laurence PayneHenry Percy (Hotspur)
Janet BurnellMistress Quickly
Alan ReidLord John of Lancaster
Audrey LeybourneLady Mortimer
Baliol HollowayHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Brian Hayes 
Bryan ColemanSir Walter Blunt
Cyril ShapsGadshill
Derek BirchSir Richard Vernon
Douglas HayesEdmund Mortimer, Earl of March
Ernest HareThomas Percy, Earl of Worcester
Ernest Sefton 
Hugh GriffithOwen Glendower
Jack StewartArchibald, Earl of Douglas
John Cazabon 
John GabrielPoins
Michael BlytheEarl of Westmoreland
Noel IliffNarrator
Ronald HarwoodFrancis, a Drawer
Rosalind IdenLady Percy
Stanley Groome 
Tom CriddlePeto
Trevor MartinBardolph

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording
General
Rehearsals: 25/1/1954-31/1/1954
History
There was ten-minute musical interval at 20:55 (medieval music played by the Pro Musica Antiqua Ensemble).
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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