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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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1 January 1970 (UK) See more »
The legendary, BAFTA award-winning BBC historical drama!
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.
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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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)

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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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 »
Boom mic visible: In the courtroom scene in episode one, as Catherine of Aragon kneels before Henry VIII to beg him to accept the validity of their marriage, a microphone is visible at the bottom of the frame.See more »
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Nearly Flawless!, 21 October 2005
Author: femme_fatale5367 from St. Louis, MO

This is a set I'd love to own. The costumes are great, and acting is even greater, especially Keith Michel. He brings real depth to Henry and we see him as the interesting, complex man that he was, not just the selfish, bloated glutton of his later years. The court intrigue and politics, and also the costumes are expertly presented and you get a real feel for the times. The only flaw was that the actresses were generally too old for the parts they played, but there aren't many young actresses of this caliber, so one has to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the show. If I had to choose the best performance of the wives, I'd choose Annette Crosbie as Catherine of Aragon.

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