A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II and Richard III.
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Frank Windsor ...
 Earl of Warwick / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
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 Earl of Westmoreland / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Patrick Garland ...
 John, Duke of Bedford / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
John Ringham ...
 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Terence Lodge ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Anthony Valentine ...
 Marquess of Dorset / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
John Greenwood ...
 Messenger / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
David Andrews ...
 Lord Hastings / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Edgar Wreford ...
 Archbishop of York / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Alan Rowe ...
 Duke of Somerset / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Leon Shepperdson ...
 Lord Grey / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Jerome Willis ...
 Duke of Orleans / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Kenneth Farrington ...
 Captain Fluellen / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Robert Lang ...
 Lord Hastings / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Terry Wale ...
 Court / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Timothy Harley ...
 Boy / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Jeremy Bisley ...
 Captain Gower / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Derek Ware ...
 Gabriel, a servant to York / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Terry Scully ...
 King Henry VI / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
John Murray Scott ...
 Messenger / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Gordon Gostelow ...
 Bardolph / ... (10 episodes, 1960)
John Warner ...
 Lewis, the Dauphin / ... (8 episodes, 1960)
Tony Garnett ...
 A Post / ... (8 episodes, 1960)
Noel Johnson ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
George A. Cooper ...
 Earl of Northumberland / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Adrian Brine ...
 Duke of Bourbon / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Brian Smith ...
 Poins / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Michael Graham Cox ...
 Captain Macmorris / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Mary Morris ...
 Margaret, Queen to King Henry / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jack May ...
 Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
...
 Henry, Prince of Wales / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 Edmund of Langley, Duke of York / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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A linking together of Shakespeare's history plays chronicling the rise and fall of monarchs over the 86 years between Richard II and Richard III.

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28 April 1960 (UK)  »

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Doba kraljeva  »

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Henry VI was murdered in the Tower of London; there are memorial statues of him in schools he founded. See more »

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Great series that should be made available
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series has recently been unearthed and excerpts can be seen, at least within Britain, via http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/527213/index.html Presumably there is some hope that the series may eventually become available more widely. The problem is that this series was followed by the series THE WARS OF THE ROSES that had a similarly stellar cast and which has been available to cable TV, or at least crowding the market.

The two series are quite different in dramaturgy; THE WARS consolidates the plays through extensive rewriting and shifting of scenes; AN AGE OF KINGS follows Shakespeare more closely. Both series benefit from integral casting.


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