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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 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
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 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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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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king | duchess | See All (2) »

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20 October 1961 (USA)  »

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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 (1978) See more »

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The granddaddy of all TV series
8 September 2006 | by 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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