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The Rose Without a Thorn


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A play by Clifford Bax.
[Starring] Arthur Young and Victoria Hopper
The action of the play starts in the year 1540 and takes place at Westminster Palace, Hampton Court, and the Tower of London.


Writer: Clifford Bax
Masque arranged by: Donald Joumeaux
Music arranged and conducted by: William Cox-Ife
Scenery designer: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Desmond Davis
Katherine Tilney, Lady-in-Waiting to Katheryn Howard: Ena Moon
Katheryn Howard: Victoria Hopper
Francis Derham: William Roderick
Henry VIII: Arthur Young
Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury: Keith Pyott
Thomas Culpeper: John Bryning
Margery Morton, Lady-in-Waiting to Katheryn Howard: Christine Lindsay
Mary Lassells: Ann Lancaster
John Lassells: Brian Oulton
The Earl of Hertford: Robert Sansom
Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor: Richard Hurndall
First Player: Ronald Richie
Second Player: Morris Sweden
Third Player: John Scott

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The Rose Without a Thorn

BBC Television, 11 September 1947 20.30

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