BBC production of Henry VI Part II.
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 Howell
Peter Benson as Henry VI
David Burke as the Duke of Gloucester/Dick the Butcher
Michael Byrne as John Hum/Ship's Lieutenant
Anne Carroll as the Duchess of Gloucester
Paul Chapman as the Duke of Suffolk
David Daker as the Duke of Buckingham
Brian Deacon as the Duke of Somerset/Smith the Weaver
Tenniel Evans as the Earl of Salisbury/Clerk of Chartham
Julia Foster as Queen Margaret
Bernard Hill as the Duke of York
Pat Keen as Margery Jourdain
Gabrielle Lloyd as Simpox's Wife
Frank Middlemass as Cardinal Beaufort
Trevor Peacock as Sheriff/Jack Cade
Brian Protheroe as Edward Plantagenet
Mark Wing-Davey as the Earl of Warwick
Running Time 215 mins
Main Language English
Release Date N/A
Number of Discs 1