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King John

Synopsis
Radio broadcast of Douglas Seale’s production of King John for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company. Adapted and produced for broadcasting by Norman Wright. With Robert Harris in the lead, Alec Clunes as Philip the Bastard and Joan Miller as Constance. The music by Christopher Whelen is played by the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Harold Ingram. Henry Davies narrates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
7 Jan 1958
Transmission details
26 Jan 1958 at 17:00 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
150 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Director
Douglas Seale
Producer
Norman Wright
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Christopher Whelen
Adaptor for Radio
Norman Wright
Cast
Robert HarrisKing John
Alec ClunesPhilip the Bastard
Joan MillerLady Constance
Ron HaddrickHubert
Christopher BondArthur, Duke of Brittaine
Antony BrownEarl of Essex
Barry WarrenLouis the Dauphin
Clive RevillLimoges, Duke of Austria
Cyril LuckhamKing Philip of France
Derek MayhewMessenger
Donald EcclesEarl of Salisbury
Donald Layne-SmithLord Bigot
Doreen ArisBlanche
Edward Caddick 
Elizabeth Evans 
Gordon Souter 
Gordon WrightPrince Henry
Henry Davies 
James WellmanRobert Faulconbridge
John Davidson 
John Grayson 
John Murray ScottFrench soldier
John Salway 
Julian GloverExecutioner
Kenneth Gilbert 
Mark DignamCardinal Pandulph
Mavis Edwards 
Molly TapperQueen Eleanor
Norman Miller 
Pamela Taylor 
Patrick WymarkCitizen of Angers
Peter CellierChâtillon
Peter PalmerHerald
Rex Robinson 
Robert Arnold 
Robin LloydEarl of Pembroke
Roy Spencer 
Simon Carter 
Stephanie BidmeadLady Faulconbridge
Thane BettanyHerald
Toby RobertsonMelun
William ElmhirstPeter de Pomfret

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Theatre company
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
King John
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
Rehearsals: 5/1/1959-7/1/1958
History
The stage production premiered at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre on 16/4/1957.
The broadcast was repeated on 31/1/1958.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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