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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Series cast summary:
David Andrews ...
 Lord Hastings / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Patrick Garland ...
 John of Lancaster / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
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 Earl of Westmoreland / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
John Ringham ...
 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Alan Rowe ...
 Charles VI / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Frank Windsor ...
 Earl of Warwick / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Kenneth Farrington ...
 Fluellen / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Terence Lodge ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Leon Shepperdson ...
 Lord Grey / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
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 English herald / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
Jerome Willis ...
 Duke of Orleans / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
John Greenwood ...
 Messenger / ... (12 episodes, 1960)
Edgar Wreford ...
 Archbishop of York / ... (12 episodes, 1960)
Jeremy Bisley ...
 Gower / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Timothy Harley ...
 Boy / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Robert Lang ...
 Cardinal Beaufort / ... (11 episodes, 1960)
Gordon Gostelow ...
 Bardolph / ... (10 episodes, 1960)
Terry Wale ...
 Court / ... (10 episodes, 1960)
Terry Scully ...
 Henry VI / ... (9 episodes, 1960)
Derek Ware ...
 Huntsman / ... (9 episodes, 1960)
John Warner ...
 Lewis, the Dauphin / ... (8 episodes, 1960)
George A. Cooper ...
 Earl of Northumberland / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Noel Johnson ...
 Thomas Mowbray / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
John Scott ...
 Messenger / ... (7 episodes, 1960)
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
 Lord Chief Justice / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Adrian Brine ...
 Duke of Bourbon / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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 Harry Percy / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Tony Garnett ...
 John Holland / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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 Henry, Prince of Wales / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jack May ...
 Duke of York / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Mary Morris ...
 Queen Margaret / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Brian Smith ...
 Poins / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Alexander Iden / ... (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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(15 episodes)

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The granddaddy of all TV series
8 September 2006 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

All right - it was in black and white and probably on 2" tape - which means the BBC wiped it, right? But it stays in my mind from all those years ago (1960??) as a perfect slice of history enlivened by the most innovative editing and wonderful actors full of youth and bravado.

I WANT TO SEE IT AGAIN! Are you reading this, BBC? Find your original 2" tapes or the 35mm film, deal with the actors and directors for the rights, and re-issue! I know, I know, some of them are dead, some of them are missing in action.

Where else will I be able to see Mary Morris as the 'serpent's heart wrapped in a tiger's hide'? Where else will I be able to see Paul Daneman do 'Now is the winter of discontent....'? Or Robert Hardy deliver his speech about 'that idol ceremony'?


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