Richard Iii

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Celebrating Maida Vale at 75, William Shakespeare's play about the evil tyrant's rise to power and short reign as King.

Stars Ian Holm and Tom Wilkinson.

After years of civil unrest between the royal Houses of York and Lancaster, the Yorkist Edward IV is king.

His brother, Richard Duke of Gloucester, plots to seize the throne for himself, but various people are ahead of him in the queue - so must be removed.

Richard III - Ian Holm

Duke of Buckingham - Tom Wilkinson

Queen Margaret - Barbara Jefford

Edward IV - Bernard Brown

Queen Elizabeth - Sarah Badel

Scrivener/Henry VI - Steve Hodson

Prince Edward - William Buckhurst

Duke of York - Matthew Carroll

Duchess of York - Pauline Letts

Lord Hastings - Michael Graham Cox

Lord Mayor/Surrey - Alan Thompson

Bishop of Ely/Norfolk - Adrian Egan

George, Duke of Clarence - Philip Voss

Lady Anne - Melinda Walker

Tyrrel/Vaughan/Archbishop of York - John Church

Cardinal Bourchier/Blunt - Trevor Nichols

Grey - Christopher Douglas

Stanley - David Garth

Dorset - Simon Hewitt

Catesby - David Learner

Page/Citizen - James MacPherson

Ratcliffe - David Sinclair

Rivers - BrIan Smith

Brakenbury/Oxford - Stephen Thorne

Richmond - Brett Usher

Citizen - Jamie Roberts

1st Murderer/3rd Messenger/Sheriff - Shaun Prendergast

2nd Murderer/2nd Messenger - Robin Summers

1st Messenger/Herbert/Prince Edward - Graham Blockley.

Celebrating Maida Vale at 75, William Shakespeare's play about the tyrant's rise to power.

SP19950924

Producer: K.

ROWLAND

Next in series: FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE/WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF

Previous in series: DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN

Description

By William SHAKESPEARE.

Radio Drama North and Northern Broadsides Theatre Company bring Shakespeare's most famous anti-hero to life in a chilling and down-to-earth production.

Subject Categories

classic drama programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

24 Sep 1995 19:30-21:50 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Russell Dixon (Actor)

Dave Hill (Actor)

Elizabeth Estensen (Actor)

Barrie Rutter (Actor)

Polly Hemingway (Actor)

Roy North (Actor)

John Fillingham (Actor)

Sally George (Actor)

Stephen Bent (Actor)

Ishia Bennison (Actor)

Conrad Nelson (Actor)

Andy Wear (Actor)

Laurence Evans (Actor)

Andy Livingston (Actor)

William Shakespeare (Author)

Andy Weir (mus)

Kate Rowland (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-04-18.