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Seasons:
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Release Date:
1 January 1970 (UK) See more »
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The legendary, BAFTA award-winning BBC historical drama!
Plot:
A six-episode dramatization of Henry VIII's relationships with each of his six wives. Each episode is devoted to one wife, and is a complete play in itself.
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Excellent and accurate portrayal of Henry VIII's life See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Keith Michell ... Henry VIII (6 episodes, 1970)

Anthony Quayle ... Narrator (6 episodes, 1970)

Patrick Troughton ... Duke of Norfolk (5 episodes, 1970)
Bernard Hepton ... Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (4 episodes, 1970)
Sheila Burrell ... Lady Rochford (3 episodes, 1970)
Basil Dignam ... Bishop Gardiner (3 episodes, 1970)
Wolfe Morris ... Thomas Cromwell (3 episodes, 1970)
Angela Pleasence ... Catherine Howard (2 episodes, 1970)
Anne Stallybrass ... Jane Seymour (2 episodes, 1970)
Dorothy Tutin ... Anne Boleyn (2 episodes, 1970)
Daniel Moynihan ... Edward Seymour (Lord Hertford) (2 episodes, 1970)
John Ronane ... Thomas Seymour (2 episodes, 1970)
Howard Goorney ... Will Somers (2 episodes, 1970)

Patrick Godfrey ... Sir Thomas Wriothesley (2 episodes, 1970)
Alison Frazer ... Princess Mary (2 episodes, 1970)
Edward Atienza ... Eustache Chapuys (2 episodes, 1970)
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Series Directed by
Naomi Capon (3 episodes, 1970)
John Glenister (3 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Writing credits
Maurice Cowan (6 episodes, 1970)

Series Produced by
Ronald Travers .... producer (6 episodes, 1970)
Mark Shivas .... producer (5 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Film Editing by
Colin Hill (1 episode, 1970)
Tony Tew (1 episode, 1970)
 
Series Production Design by
Peter Seddon (5 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Costume Design by
John Bloomfield (5 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Makeup Department
Pamela Burns .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Sound Department
Chick Anthony .... sound (4 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Wright .... lighting (5 episodes, 1970)
A.A. Englander .... film camera (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rita Rumbelow .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Music Department
David Munrow .... music arranger / musician (1 episode, 1970)
 
Series Other crew
James Brabazon .... story editor / script editor (4 episodes, 1970)
Geraldine Stephenson .... dance arranger / dances (2 episodes, 1970)
 

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USA:540 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Keith Michell (Henry VIII) and Bernard Hepton (Archbishop Thomas Cranmer) are the only actors to reprise their roles in Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: At the end of the segment "Jane Seymour", the supposedly dead Seymour is still breathing.See more »
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Excellent and accurate portrayal of Henry VIII's life, 25 March 2002
Author: Margaret Ernsberger (dirkgambit@knology.net) from Huntsville, Alabama

I have seen this series many times and enjoy it immensely every time I see it. I have read a number of biographies of Henry VII and this series is the most accurate portrayal of Henry VIII I have seen, making him a sympathetic character in spite of the way he treated some of his wives (in contrast, "The Private Life of Henry VIII," with Charles Laughton as Henry, is absolutely ludicrous in its portrayal of Henry and his wives). Watching this series gives one a good understanding of how a king could go through six wives, having two of them executed and one driven to an early death through mistreatment. Yet he is never exactly hero or villain, he is portrayed as a human being, who only once went into a marriage that was not for love, and quickly got out of it (through annulment). Anyone who is interested in the history of England's monarchy should enjoy this series. And a good follow up series is "Elizabeth R", with Glenda Jackson playing the title role (quite excellently).

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