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12 May 2005 (UK) See more »
16 years after the 'deaths' of the two boy Princes held captive in the Tower, Perkin Warbeck makes his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Mark Umbers ... Perkin Warbeck

John Castle ... Dr. John Argentine

Roger Hammond ... Bishop De Cambrai
Sally Edwards ... Lady Margaret Beaufort

Nicholas Rowe ... Ambassador De Puebla

Nadia Cameron-Blakey ... Queen Elizabeth (as Nadia Cameron Blakey)
Paul Hilton ... King Henry VII

Richard Griffiths ... Thomas More (voice)

Directed by
Justin Hardy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tina Pepler 

Produced by
Liz Hartford .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Blair-Oliphant 
Cinematography by
Douglas Hartington  (as Doug Hartington)
Casting by
Carrie Hilton 
Art Direction by
Mari Lucaccini 
Sound Department
Ronald Bailey .... sound mixer
Mark Sheffield .... foley mixer
Mark Sheffield .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Whitfield .... dubbing mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Audrey Aquilina .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Tamara Notcutt .... casting assistant
Other crew
Catia Di Giorgio .... production secretary

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Additional Details

UK:120 min (including commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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Perkin Warbeck:You used to sing me to sleep, do you remember? La-le, La-le my little child, sleep and now be still...
Queen Elizabeth:... if thou be a little child, yet may thou have thy will
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A gorgeous little piece of drama ..., 4 September 2005
Author: smurfling from United Kingdom

I must admit I was quite excited to see a new drama about the princes who disappeared so mysteriously in the Tower way back when, especially since increasingly more History A-level students, myself included, have had the opportunity to study the subject as part of the Henry VII syllabus. And - I say this and feel utterly convinced - I was not disappointed. "Princes in the Tower", unlike several other TV historical dramas I could mention, was refreshingly non-cheesy, informative, and boasted what I can only describe as one of the hottest actors working today (Mark Umbers, playing Perkin Warbeck). Whilst the drama was a fairly focused piece with detailed characters and an intriguing basis in truth, it also made no flagrant assumptions or claims as to the truth about the princes' fate - something that still has yet to be proved - and did not seem to "victimise" any of the historical figures depicted within, including Richard III - and as a staunch Ricardian this was also very refreshing! Of course, there were a few things that were to be expected of Channel 4, such as the "comic relief" in the form of an absurd Spanish ambassador, and a few unrealistic character aspects - from what we know of Henry VII he certainly would not have considered abdicating in favour of "the truth", and indeed he would not have bothered to attend Warbeck's interrogation. However, I definitely felt that the characters by and large were highly empathic, and several moments were undoubtedly moving. All in all, a gorgeous little piece of drama - it is so great when terrestrial TV strikes gold like this every once in a while. I taped this when it was on and would definitely watch it again. I probably wouldn't recommend it as a study aid for History A-level because the story has been "glamourised" to an extent, but it's a great way to indulge an interest in the subject. A resounding 10/10..

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