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King Henry the Eighth

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced by John Tydeman and adapted for broadcasting by R. D. Smith. With Irene Worth as Queen Katherine, Alan Badel as Cardinal Wolseley, Keith Michell as King Henry and Ian McKellen as Earl of Surrey. The music is composed and conducted by Frederick Marshall.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
2 Dec 1966 at 19:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
160 mins
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
John Tydeman
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Frederick Marshall
Adaptor for Radio
R. D. Smith
Cast
Keith MichellKing Henry VIII
Irene WorthQueen Katherine
Robert LangThomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury
Alan BadelCardinal Wolsey
Penelope LeeAnne Boleyn
Anthony HallGriffith
Anthony JacksonSurveyor
Bash JonesLord Sandys
Gladys SpencerPatience
Glyn DearmanGentleman (3)
Glyn DearmanLord Abergavenny
Harold KasketCardinal Campeius
Haydn JonesBrandon
Humphrey MortonChorus (Prologue)
Humphrey MortonGentleman (2)
Ian McKellenEarl of Surrey
James ThomasonLord Chancellor
John BaddeleyPorter’s Man
John DearthPorter
John DearthGardiner, later Bishop of Winchester
John JustinDuke of Buckingham
Mary O’FarrellOld Lady
Nigel AnthonySir Henry Guildford
Noel HowlettThomas Cromwell
Peter WoodthorpeDuke of Suffolk
Preston LockwoodLord Caputius
Rolf LefebvreLord Chamberlain
Tim SeeleyGentleman (1)
William EedleSir Thomas Lovell
William SquireDuke of Norfolk

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Transmitted with a 10-minute musical interval at 8.40 p. m. approximately.
Reviews
John Tydeman presents his interpretation of the play in ‘Shakespeare’s King Henry VIII’, Radio Times, 2 December 1966, p. 61.
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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