BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)

The Tragedy of King Richard II 

The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

Director:

Royston Morley

Writers:

William Shakespeare (play), Royston Morley (adaptation)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Wheatley Alan Wheatley ... King Richard II
Henry Oscar ... John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
Clement McCallin Clement McCallin ... Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford
Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ... Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk / Duke of Surrey
Eileen Thorndike Eileen Thorndike ... Duchess of Gloucester
Oliver Burt Oliver Burt ... Lord Marshal / Sir Stephen Scroop
Brian Nissen Brian Nissen ... Duke of Aumerle
Geoffrey Wearing Geoffrey Wearing ... Herald to Bolingbroke / Lord Willoughby
John Witty John Witty ... Herald to Mowbray / Lord Ross
Denis Holmes Denis Holmes ... Green
Richard Gilbert Richard Gilbert ... Bushy
Arthur Wontner ... Edmund Langley, Duke of York
Joy Shelton ... Queen Isabella
Patrick Barr ... Earl of Northumberland
Hugh Munro Hugh Munro ... Servant to York / Groom to Richard
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Storyline

The incompetent Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer king.

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Genres:

Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1950 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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