It is 1610, and the translation of James I's new bible is at last complete.
However, assured by Shakespeare, that to allow the inclusion of The Dream of St John will lead to bloody revolution, James travels to Oxford, determined to excise it from the sacred text.
Originally broadcast in 1993.
Shakespeare - Edward Petherbridge
Prince Charlie - Gary King
Stage Manager - David Learner
Saville - Eric Allan
St John The Divine - Robert Stephens
Montague - John Church
James I - Hugh Ross
Robin - Melanie Hudson
Marbellus - Robert Mcintosh
Thompson - Michael Tudor Barnes
Stanley - Peter Penry-Jones
Abbot - Hugh Dickson
Hutten - Garard Green
Ravis - John Webb
Queen Anne - Siriol Jenkins
Produced by Eoin O'Callaghan.
David Pownall's play about Shakespeare's reaction to the King James Bible.
1610: Shakespeare fears revolution over James I's new translated Bible.
1610: Shakespeare fears revolution over James I's new translated Bible including the Dream of St John. Stars Robert Stephens.