The Shadow of the Tower: Season 1, Episode 6

The White Hart (10 Feb. 1972)

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The year is 1494 and King Henry is alarmed that the powerful and arrogant Sir William Stanley may be implicated in a plot against his crown .



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Maxwell ...
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Denis Carey ...
Noel Johnson ...
Hugh Sullivan ...
Donald Eccles ...
Archdeacon Hussey
Gawn Grainger ...
Colin Jeavons ...
Sir Robert Clifford
Norma West ...
Queen Elizabeth
Marigold Sharman ...
Robert James ...
Earl of Derby
Brian Badcoe ...
Michael Beint ...
Hayward Morse ...
Barry Lowe ...
Robert Ratcliffe


In 1494 the opportunistic Sir William Stanleyis believed to be plotting against Henry and is sent to the Tower. He arrogantly boasts that it was his intervention at the Battle of Bosworth that cinched victory for the first Tudor king, but it's popularly believed that he did not join the attack until it was certain that Henry would be victorious. Stanley had initially fought with Richard III until switching sides, The victorious henry rewarded him with the title of Lord Chancellor. Although he is suspected of treason, there is no evidence against him as yet. Written by

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10 February 1972 (UK)  »

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Sir William Stanley: Oh, murder's legal now. THey do it by jury and call it Tudor law.
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