BBC production of Henry VI Part I.
Part of the BBC Shakespeare Collection.

In 1978, the BBC set itself the task of filming all of William Shakespeare's plays for television. The resulting productions, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilised the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from leading contemporary actors.

Directed by Jane HowellJohn Alford as Master Gunner's Boy
Peter Benson as Henry VI
Brenda Blethyn as Joan la Pucelle
Antony Brown as the Duke of Burgundy
David Burke as the Duke of Gloucester
Michael Byrne as the Duke of Alençon
Ron Cook as Third Messenger to the King/Countess' Porter
David Daker as Reigner, Duke of Anjou/Vernon
Brian Deacon as the Earl of Somerset
Tenniel Evans as the Duke of Bedford/ Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March/French General
Derek Farr as the Earl of Salisbury/Sir William Lucy
Julia Foster as Margaret
Alex Guard as Young Talbot
Bernard Hill as the Duke of York/Master Gunner
Paul Jesson as Second Messenger to the King
Joanna McCallum as the Countess d'Auvergne
Frank Middlemass as Cardinal Beaufort
Joseph O'Conor as the Duke of Exeter/Shepherd
Trevor Peacock as Lord Talbot
David Pugh as Watchman of Rouen/Mayor's Officer/English Nick Reding as Keeper
Ian Saynor as the Dauphin Charles
Mark Wing-Davey as the Earl of Warwick

Certificate PG
Running Time 188 mins
Region 2
Main Language English
Subtitles English
Release Date N/A

Number of Discs 1

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