|20090419||20160828 (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
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