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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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 The Life and Death of King Richard II (1960) See more »

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TV at its finest
17 May 2003 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Possibly the finest moment of TV, at least in my memory, as millions could watch Shakespeare's gripping Kings cycle (Richard II - Richard III) play out on prime time TV (I believe it was on Friday nights). No word was left out, and the plays awoke in me (who was then in elementary school) a thirst for history and a hunger for Shakespeare and drama.

Let's see these reissued on DVD. What a set this would be!


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