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[Starring] Robert Harris, Alec Clunes and Joan Miller

King John
Third Programme
At 5.0 The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company 1957
by William Shakespeare

During the Interval (6.10-6.20 app.)
Keyboard pieces by Giles Farnaby played by Thurston Dart (harpsichord) on a gramophone record
followed by an interlude at 7.25


William Shakespeare
Douglas Seale
Christopher Whelen
Music played by:
The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Orchestra
Harold Ingram
Radio adaptation/Production:
Norman Wright
King John:
Robert Harris
Chatillon, ambassador from France:
Peter Cellier
Queen Elinor, mother to King John:
Molly Tapper
The Earl of Essex:
Antony Brown
Philip the Bastard:
Alec Clunes
Robert Faulconbridge, his half-brother:
James Wellman
Lady Faulconbridge:
Stephanie Bidmead
Lewis, the Dauphin:
Barry Warren
Arthur, Duke of Bretagne, nephew to King John:
Christopher Bond
Lymoges, Duke of Austria:
Clive Revill
Constance, mother to Arthur:
Joan Miller
King Philip of France:
Cyril Luckham
Blanch of Spain, niece to King John:
Doreen Aris
A citizen of Angiers:
Patrick Wymark
A French herald:
Thane Bettany
An English herald:
Peter Palmer
The Earl of Salisbury:
Donald Eccles
Cardinal Pandulph, the Pope's Legate:
Mark Dignam
Ron Haddrick
An executioner:
Julian Glover
The Earl of Pembroke:
Robin Lloyd
A messenger:
Derek Mayhew
Peter of Pomfret, a prophet:
William Eimhirit
The Lord Bigot:
Donald Layne-Smiih
Melun, a French lord:
Toby Robertson
A French soldier:
John Murray Scott
Prince Henry, son to King John:
Gordon Wright
Henry Davies
Other parts played by:
Mavis Edwards
Other parts played by:
Elizabeth Evans
Other parts played by:
Pamela Taylor
Other parts played by:
Robert Arnold
Other parts played by:
Edward Caddick
Other parts played by:
Simon Carter
Other parts played by:
John Davidson
Other parts played by:
Kenneth Gilbert
Other parts played by:
John Grayson
Other parts played by:
Norman Miller
Other parts played by:
Rex Robinson
Other parts played by:
John Salway
Other parts played by:
Gordon Souter
Other parts played by:
Roy Spencer

A dramatic poem by Robert Browning
An abridged version in nine part*
PART 4 (from Book 6)
Stephen Murray as ' Giuseppe Caponsacchi '
Caponsacchi, canon of the church et Santa Maria della Pieve in Arezzo, accompanied Pompilia when she fled from her husband in April 1697 and was consigned to three years' relegation at Civita Vecchia for complicity in the flight. He wu brought back to Rome after the murder and at the request of the Court of the Governor retells the story of his part in tas affair.


Robert Browning
Stephen Murray
Giuseppe Caponsacchi

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