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King John

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play adapted and produced for broadcasting by Wilfrid Grantham. With Robert Harris as King John and Noel Iliff as narrator. The incidental music is conducted and composed by Norman Demuth.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
7 Aug 1953 at 21:15 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
105 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Wilfrid Grantham
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Norman Demuth
Adaptor for Radio
Wilfrid Grantham
Cast
Robert HarrisKing John
John Van EyssenPhilip the Bastard
Maxine AudleyLady Constance
Deryck GuylerHubert
Richard BrookeArthur, Duke of Brittaine
Allan JeayesEarl of Salisbury
Arthur LawrenceChâtillon
Brian HayesPeter de Pomfret
Dafydd HavardPrince Henry
David PeelLouis the Dauphin
Douglas HayesRobert Faulconbridge
Jane MeredithLady Faulconbridge
Jeanette TregarthenBlanche
Michael O’HalloranCitizen of Angers
Nan Marriott-WatsonQueen Eleanor
Neville HartleyLimoges, Duke of Austria
Noel IliffNarrator
Norman ClaridgeEarl of Pembroke
Richard WordsworthKing Philip of France
Robert FarquharsonCardinal Pandulph
Rupert DaviesMelun

Additional Details

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

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 4/8/1953-10/8/1953
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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