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Richard II

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced by John Richmond starring John Gielgud as Richard II and Ralph Richardson as John of Gaunt. With music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis. Richard Bebb narrates.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
2 Dec 1960
Transmission details
7 Jun 1961 at 20:30 (Channel: BBC Third Programme)
Duration
145 mins

Credits

Director
John Richmond
Producer
John Richmond
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
John Hotchkis
Cast
John GielgudKing Richard II
Rachel GurneyQueen Isabel
Ralph RichardsonJohn of Gaunt
Michael GoodliffeBolingbroke
Alan EdwardsGreen
Alan ReidBushy
Alan ReidGardener’s man (2)
Barbara MitchellLady attending the Queen
Bryan KendrickBagot
Bryan KendrickGroom of King Richard’s stable
Denis GoacherLord Marshal
Gabriel WoolfDuke of Aumerle
Gareth MorganCaptain of the Welsh army
George HoweEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Hugh DicksonHarry Percy
Hugh ManningSir Piers Exton
John GlenSir Stephen Scroope
John WittyLord Willoughby
Keith BuckleyLord Berkeley
Keith BuckleyKeeper of the prison at Pomfret
Keith WilliamsEarl of Salisbury
Mark DignamHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Nicholas EdmettGardener’s man (1)
Penelope LeeLady attending the Queen
Peter CokeThomas Mowbray
Raf de la TorreBishop of Carlisle
Richard BebbNarrator
Roderick LovellLord Ross
Wilfrid BabbageGardener

Additional Details

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

Notes

Notes
Excerpts from the BBC recording are available for listening on site at the British Library Sound Archive.
General
Rehearsals: 24/11/1960-2/12/1960
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is being held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Richmond introduces his new radio production in ‘The Life and Death of King Richard II’ in Radio Times, 1 June 1961, p. 37.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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