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
Julian Glover ...  Earl of Westmoreland / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Patrick Garland Patrick Garland ...  John, Duke of Bedford / ... 14 episodes, 1960
John Ringham ...  Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Terence Lodge Terence Lodge ...  Duke of Exeter / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Anthony Valentine ...  Marquess of Dorset / ... 14 episodes, 1960
John Greenwood John Greenwood ...  Messenger / ... 14 episodes, 1960
David Andrews David Andrews ...  Lord Hastings / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Edgar Wreford Edgar Wreford ...  Archbishop of York / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Alan Rowe ...  Duke of Somerset / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Leon Shepperdson Leon Shepperdson ...  Lord Grey / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Jerome Willis ...  Duke of Orleans / ... 14 episodes, 1960
Kenneth Farrington Kenneth Farrington ...  Captain Fluellen / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Robert Lang ...  Lord Hastings / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Terry Wale Terry Wale ...  Court / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Timothy Harley Timothy Harley ...  Boy / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Jeremy Bisley Jeremy Bisley ...  Captain Gower / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Derek Ware Derek Ware ...  Gabriel, a servant to York / ... 13 episodes, 1960
Terry Scully Terry Scully ...  King Henry VI / ... 11 episodes, 1960
John Murray Scott John Murray Scott ...  Messenger / ... 11 episodes, 1960
Gordon Gostelow Gordon Gostelow ...  Bardolph / ... 10 episodes, 1960
John Warner John Warner ...  Lewis, the Dauphin / ... 8 episodes, 1960
Tony Garnett Tony Garnett ...  A Post / ... 8 episodes, 1960
Noel Johnson Noel Johnson ...  Duke of Exeter / ... 7 episodes, 1960
George A. Cooper ...  Earl of Northumberland / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Adrian Brine Adrian Brine ...  Duke of Bourbon / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Brian Smith ...  Poins / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Michael Graham Cox Michael Graham Cox ...  Captain Macmorris / ... 7 episodes, 1960
Mary Morris ...  Margaret, Queen to King Henry / ... 6 episodes, 1960
Jack May Jack May ...  Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby / ... 6 episodes, 1960
Robert Hardy ...  Henry, Prince of Wales / ... 6 episodes, 1960
Jeffry Wickham 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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English

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20 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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(15 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The granddaddy of all TV series
8 September 2006 | by annieozSee 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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