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The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Season 1: Episode 6 -- Having been forced to marry the gross and ageing king, the unpretentious Queen proves to be the only wife whose courageous honesty, directness and shining intellect endear rather than anger King Henry. She is also the only wife to survive her marriage and outlive the most notorious king in history.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1 January 1970 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
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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I can watch this miniseries over and over again! See more (25 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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Trivia:
The series was later adapted into the film Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972) in which Angela Pleasence's father Donald Pleasence played Henry VIII's chief minister Thomas Cromwell.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: In the "Anne Boleyn" chapter, at 12:11 (dancing scene) the boom mic is visibly seen.See more »
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
I can watch this miniseries over and over again!, 16 March 2005
Author: ritamilo from United States

This was one of the most amazing pieces of television/theater. I was 17 when I watched it for the first time and about 10 years ago, acquired the miniseries on VHS. Just recently I was given the DVD set as a gift. I've been re-watching it and I marvel at just how amazing the production and the performances were. At the time Keith Michell played Henry, the actor was in his early 40's yet managed to portray the monarch from age 18 till his death at 56. Simply remarkable and I think Michell is the consummate Henry VIII. As the previous poster, my favorite episodes were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard; I didn't know Ms. Pleasence was Donald Pleasance's daughter. I also enjoyed Annette Crosbie's performance; she also portrayed Queen Victoria in the miniseries about Edward VII. All in all, this is one of the finest miniseries ever done on television and I doubt we'll see its equal anytime soon.

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