Story: A Surprise for the King by ANNE REAY Presenters:
CARMEN MUNROE , DON SPENCER
Pianist PETER PETTINGER Designer JANET BUDDEN
Script writer BARBARA DEEHAN Director JOHN LANE
Executive producer CYNTHIA FELGATE
He took the world on a spree - and died of it.
Was Brendan Behan just an alcoholic with a gift of the gab? Or was he a great writer ruined by drink? His life has been described as a hilarious tragedy. Tonight's film examines his true promise and traces that rumbustious life to its sadly inevitable end, with Donal Neligan as Brendan Behan and interviews and commentary by Daniel Farson.
starring Orson Welles
Keith Baxter , John Gielgud Margaret Rutherford Jeanne Moreau
Orson Welles has called his imaginative film adaptation from Shakespeare ' a lament for Merrie England ' - the story of Sir John Falstaff 's friendship with Prince Hal and his rejection when the Prince becomes King.
Director ORSON WELLES
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Sir John Falstaff:
King Henry IV:
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