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:
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)
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 Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Terence Lodge ...
 Duke of Exeter / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
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 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)
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 Duke of Somerset / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Leon Shepperdson ...
 Lord Grey / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
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 Duke of Orleans / ... (14 episodes, 1960)
Kenneth Farrington ...
 Captain Fluellen / ... (13 episodes, 1960)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Margaret, Queen to King Henry / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jack May ...
 Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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 Henry, Prince of Wales / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
Jeffry Wickham ...
 Alexander Iden, a Kentish Gentleman / ... (6 episodes, 1960)
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 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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(15 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Henry VI, a Plantagenet commissioned schools for the underprivileged but Cromwell closed some of them down over rumors of degeneracy. See more »

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Version of Richard II (2003) See more »

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What a fine re-issue this would be!
28 March 2002 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I believe it has been over 40 years since I saw this series, yet memory of it hasn't faded a bit. This would be a natural for DVD re-issue, it seems to me. Many of the performers have gone on to greater fame (Robert Hardy, Sean Connery, to name a couple); though it was a smallish role, I still remember Judy Dench, then in her 20's, as Katherine of France (Henry V). She was very lovely then as now.

There is a hint on this site that the series was filmed in color - is this so? Who of us would know - virtually no color TV in those days. Mores the pity, no VCR's; if so, some might have recorded it. As a way of teaching English history, this series made it come alive in ways few class room teachers can manage.

What a fine re-issue this would be!


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