Henry Viii [Drama On 3]

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2009041920160828 (R3)William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's history play depicting the life of Henry VIII.

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

20090419

Synopsis

A rare chance to hear William Shakespeare and John Fletcher's history play depicting the life of Henry VIII, broadcast to mark the 500th anniversary in 2009 of the king's accession to the throne.

It tells the story of the king's struggle to have his marriage to Catherine of Aragon annulled and the catastrophic fall of the all-powerful Cardinal Wolsey.

Henry VIII.... Matthew Marsh

  • abergavenny, surrey.... stephen critchlow

  • anne boleyn.... donnla hughes

  • buckingham.... paul rider

  • cardinal wolsey.... patrick malahide

  • chamberlain, capuchius.... chris pavlo

  • duke of norfolk.... joseph mydell

  • duke of suffolk.... stuart mcquarrie

  • lovell, griffith.... dan starkey

  • old lady.... ann beach

  • princess elizabeth.... sonny crowe

    other parts played by jill cardo, robert lonsdale, manjeet mann, inam mirza, malcolm tierney.

    pipe and tabor played by bill tuck.

    adapted for radio and directed by jeremy mortimer.

    the murky world of tudor politics, religion and sex revealed in shakespeare's play

  • queen katherine.... yolanda vazquez

  • sands, campeius.... jonathan tafler

  • surveyor, gardiner.... gunnar cauthery

  • thomas cranmer.... adam godley

  • cromwell.... paul rider