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1 :01x01 - Richard II (Part 1): the Hollow Crown

Apr/28/1960
In 1397, Richard II sits on the throne of England but he's a hollow man who wears a hollow crown.
Guest Stars: David William as King Richard II | Edgar Wreford as John of Gaunt | Thom Fleming as Henry Bolingbroke | Noel Johnson as Thomas Mowbray | David Andrews (2) as Sir John Bushy | Terence Lodge as Sir William Bagot | Jerome Willis as Sir Henry Green | Julian Glover as Lord Marshal | Geoffrey Bayldon as Duke of York | Juliet Cooke as Queen Isabella | George A. Cooper as Earl of Northumberland | Alan Rowe as Lord Ross | Brian Smith as Servant | Sean Connery as Harry Percy | Patrick Garland as Sir Stephen Scroop | Leon Shepperdson as Earl of Salisbury | Frank Windsor as Bishop of Carlisle | John Ringham as Lord Berkeley
Director: Michael Hayes

2 :01x02 - Richard II (Part 2): the Desposing of a King

May/12/1960
Richard II has his throne taken away from him by Henry Bolingbroke whom he previously banished from England. Bolingbroke reigns as Henry IV but there remains one huge problem: what should he do about Richard?
Guest Stars: Thom Fleming as Henry Bolingbroke | George A. Cooper as Earl of Northumberland | Sean Connery as Harry Percy | David William as King Richard II | John Greenwood (1) as Duke of Aumerle | Juliet Cooke as Queen Isabella | Margaret Barton as Attendant #1 | Eileen Atkins as Attendant #2 | Terence Lodge as Servant | Frank Windsor as Bishop of Carlisle | Michael Graham Cox (3) as Abbot of Westminster | Mary Law as Duchess of York | Robert Lang (1) as Sir Pierce of Exton | Anthony Valentine as Exton's Servant | Julian Glover as Groom | Gordon Gostelow as Gardener
Director: Michael Hayes

3 :01x03 - Henry IV (Part 1): Rebellion from the North

May/26/1960
Henry IV faces his first major challenge as king when the powerful Percy family revolts against him. But putting down the rebellion means that the king's son, Prince Hal, will have to face his close friend, Harry Percy aka Hotspur, on the battlefield.
Guest Stars: Thom Fleming as King Henry IV | Julian Glover as Earl of Westmoreland | Frank Windsor as Sir Walter Blunt | Patrick Garland as John of Lancaster | Robert Hardy as Prince Hal | Frank Pettingell as Sir John Falstaff | Brian Smith as Poins | Geoffrey Bayldon as Earl of Worcester | George A. Cooper as Earl of Northumberland | Sean Connery as Harry Percy | Jerome Willis as Carrier | Michael Graham Cox (3) as Carrier | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Gadshill | Gordon Gostelow as Bardolph | Terence Lodge as Peto | Patricia Heneghan as Lady Percy | Timothy Harley as Francis | John Ringham as Vintner | Angela Baddeley as Mistress Quickly | Robert Lang (1) as Sheriff
Director: Michael Hayes

4 :01x04 - Henry IV (Part 2): the Road to Shrewsbury

Jun/09/1960
The forces of Henry IV face the forces of the rebellious Percys at the Battle of Shrewsbury thus pitting Prince Hal against his close friend, Hotspur.
Guest Stars: Sean Connery as Harry Percy | David Andrews (2) as Edmund Mortimer | Geoffrey Bayldon as Earl of Worcester | Patricia Heneghan as Lady Percy | Valerie Gearon as Lady Mortimer | Thom Fleming as King Henry IV | Frank Windsor as Sir Walter Blunt | Frank Pettingell as Sir John Falstaff | Gordon Gostelow as Bardolph | Angela Baddeley as Mistress Quickly | Andrew Faulds as Earl of Douglas | Anthony Valentine as Messenger | Alan Rowe as Sir Richard Vernon | Julian Glover as Earl of Westmoreland | Edgar Wreford as Richard Scroop | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Sir Michael | Patrick Garland as John of Lancaster | Robert Hardy as Prince Hal | William Squire (2) as Owen Glendower
Director: Michael Hayes

5 :01x05 - Henry IV (Part 3): the New Conspiracy

Jun/23/1960
As Henry IV, Part II begins, the monarch faces new crises in his reign.
Guest Stars: David Andrews (2) as Lord Bardolph | John Ringham as Fang/Porter | George A. Cooper as Pistol/Northumberland | Terence Lodge as Travers/Peto | Jerome Willis as Morton | Frank Pettingell as Sir John Falstaff | Dane Howell as Page | Geoffrey Bayldon as Lord Chief Justice | John Greenwood (1) as Servant | Edgar Wreford as Archbishop of York | Noel Johnson as Thomas Mowbray | Robert Lang (1) as Lord Hastings | Angela Baddeley as Mistress Quickly | Alan Rowe as Snare | Jeremy Bisley as Gower | Margaret Courtenay as Lady Northumberland | Patricia Heneghan as Lady Percy | Robert Hardy as Prince Hal | Brian Smith as Poins | Gordon Gostelow as Bardolph | Thom Fleming as King Henry IV | Hermione Baddeley as Doll Tearsheet
Director: Michael Hayes

6 :01x06 - Henry IV (Part 4): Uneasy Lies the Head

Jul/07/1960
Upon the death of Henry IV, Prince Hal assumes the English throne as Henry V and quickly mends the freewheeling ways of his youth to become a real king.
Guest Stars: William Squire (2) as Justice Shallow | Thom Fleming as King Henry IV | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Earl of Warwick | John Warner as Silence | Gordon Gostelow as Bardolph | Dane Howell as Page | Frank Pettingell as Sir John Falstaff | Terence Lodge as Mouldy | Leon Shepperdson as Shadow | Brian Smith as Feeble | Patrick Garland as Prince John of Lancaster | Julian Glover as Earl of Westmoreland | Edgar Wreford as Archbishop of York | Noel Johnson as Thomas Mowbray | Robert Lang (1) as Lord Hastings | John Ringham as Humphrey of Gloucester | Alan Rowe as Harcourt | Robert Hardy as Prince Hal | Geoffrey Bayldon as Lord Chief Justice | Michael Graham Cox (3) as Davy | George A. Cooper as Pistol | Terry Wale as Wart
Director: Michael Hayes

7 :01x07 - Henry V (Part 1): Signs of War

Jul/21/1960
Henry V has a claim to the throne of France and intends to press it whether the French like it or not.
Guest Stars: William Squire (2) as Chorus | Robert Hardy as King Henry V | Noel Johnson as Duke of Exeter | Julian Glover as Earl of Westmoreland | Cyril Luckham as Archbishop of Canterbury | Leon Shepperdson as Rambures | Frank Windsor as Earl of Cambridge | Brian Smith as Lord Scroop | Tony Garnett as Sir Thomas Grey | Anthony Valentine as Herald | Joby Blanshard as Jamy | Gordon Gostelow as Bardolph | Michael Graham Cox (3) as Macmorris | David Andrews (2) as Nym | George A. Cooper as Pistol | Angela Baddeley as Mistress Quickly | Timothy Harley as Boy | Patrick Garland as Duke of Bedford | John Ringham as Duke of Gloucester | Alan Rowe as King Charles VI | John Warner as Louis the Dauphin | George Selway as Constable of France | Terence Lodge as Messenger | Jerome Willis as Duke of Orleans | Adrian Brine as Duke of Bourbon | Stephanie Bidmead as Queen Isabel | Judi Dench as Princess Katherine | Yvette Coulette as Alice | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Fluellen | Jeremy Bisley as Gower
Director: Michael Hayes

8 :01x08 - Henry V (Part 2): the Band of Brothers

Aug/04/1960
It's once more unto the breach when Henry V attacks France in order to seize the French throne for himself. His campaign culminates in the Battle of Agincourt.
Guest Stars: William Squire (2) as Chorus | Robert Hardy as King Henry V | John Ringham as Duke of Gloucester | Patrick Garland as Duke of Bedford | Gordon Gostelow as Sir Thomas Erphingham | George A. Cooper as Pistol | Jeremy Bisley as Captain Gower | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Fluellen | Terry Wale as Court | Edgar Wreford as Duke of Burgundy | Tony Garnett as Bates | Judi Dench as Princess Katherine | Frank Windsor as Williams | Yvonne Coulette as Alice | Joby Blanshard as Jamy | Michael Graham Cox (3) as Macmorris | Jerome Willis as Duke of Orleans | John Warner as Louis the Dauphin | George Selway as Constable of France | Leon Shepperdson as Rambures | Terence Lodge as Le Fer | Adrian Brine as Duke of Bourbon | Julian Glover as Earl of Westmoreland | Noel Johnson as Duke of Exeter | David Andrews (2) as Earl of Salisbury | Robert Lang (1) as Montjoy | John Greenwood (1) as Duke of York | Timothy Harley as Boy | Anthony Valentine as English Herald | Alan Rowe as King Charles VI | Stephanie Bidmead as Queen Isabel
Director: Michael Hayes

9 :01x09 - Henry VI (Part 1): the Red Rose and the White

Aug/25/1960
After the premature death of Henry V, his infant son ascends the throne of England as Henry VI.
Guest Stars: Patrick Garland as Duke of Bedford | John Ringham as Duke of Gloucester | Noel Johnson as Duke of Exeter | Robert Lang (1) as Bishop of Winchester | John Greenwood (1) as Messenger | Terry Wale as Messenger | John Murray Scott as Messenger | Jerome Willis as Charles the Dauphin | Anthony Valentine as Duke of Alanson | John Warner as Duke of Anjou | David Andrews (2) as Bastard of Orleans | Eileen Atkins as Joan of Arc | Julian Glover as Warder | Jeremy Bisley as Warder | Timothy Harley as Servant | Derek Ware as Servant | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Servant | Leon Shepperdson as Woodville | Michael Graham Cox (3) as Lord Mayor of London | Jack May as Richard Plantegenet | Edgar Wreford as Earl of Suffolk | Alan Rowe as Earl of Somerset | Frank Windsor as Earl of Warwick | Tony Garnett as Vernon | Terry Scully as King Henry VI | Mary Morris as Margaret
Director: Michael Hayes

10 :01x10 - Henry VI (Part 2): the Fall of a Protector

Sep/08/1960
Henry VI finally attains majority and takes the throne of England in his own right but proves to be far less of a king than his well-remembered father, Henry V.
Guest Stars: Edgar Wreford as Duke of Suffolk | Terry Scully as King Henry VI | Mary Morris as Queen Margaret | John Ringham as Duke of Gloucester | Robert Lang (1) as Cardinal Beaufort | Frank Windsor as Earl of Warwick | Jack May as Duke of York | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Duke of Buckingham | Alan Rowe as Duke of Somerset | Nancie Jackson as Duchess of Gloucester | John Greenwood (1) as Messenger/Prentice | Patrick Garland as John Hume | David Andrews (2) as Petitioner | Anthony Valentine as Petitioner/Noble | Derek Ware as Peter Thump | Julian Glover as Thomas Horner | Terence Lodge as Bolingbroke | Jeremy Bisley as John Southwell | Nan Marriott-Watson as Mother Jordan | John Murray Scott as Spirit | Timothy Harley as Citizen/Prentice | John Warner as Saunder Simpcox | Audrey Noble as Mrs. Simpcox | Jerome Willis as Sir John Stanley | Tony Garnett as Neighbor | Terry Wale as Neighbor | Jeffry Wickham as Sheriff | Gordon Gostelow as Earl of Salisbury | Leon Shepperdson as Beadle
Director: Michael Hayes

11 :01x11 - Henry VI (Part 3): the Rabble from Kent

Sep/22/1960
Civil unrest at home and military setbacks in France lead to turmoil in the kingdom of Henry VI.
Guest Stars: John Ringham as Duke of Gloucester | Terence Lodge as Murderer/Smith the Weaver | Adrian Brine as Murderer/Walter Whitmore | Patrick Garland as Murderer/George | Edgar Wreford as Duke of Suffolk | Terry Scully as King Henry VI | Mary Morris as Queen Margaret | Robert Lang (1) as Cardinal Beaufort | Alan Rowe as Duke of Somerset | Frank Windsor as Earl of Warwick | Gordon Gostelow as Earl of Salisbury | John Murray Scott as Vaux | David Andrews (2) as Sea Captain | Derek Ware as Master's Mate | John Greenwood (1) as Gentleman/Messenger | Jeremy Bisley as Gentleman/Messenger | Timothy Harley as George Bevis | Tony Garnett as John Holland | Esmond Knight as Jack Cade | Anthony Valentine as Dick the Butcher | Terry Wale as Clerk of Chatham | Barry Jackson as Michael | Leon Shepperdson as Sir Humphrey Stafford | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Duke of Buckingham | John Warner as Lord Say | John Barcroft as Lord Clifford | Jerome Willis as Young Clifford | Jeffry Wickham as Alexander Iden | Jack May as Duke of York | Julian Glover as Edward | Paul Daneman as Richard
Director: Michael Hayes

12 :01x12 - Henry VI (Part 4): the Morning's War

Oct/06/1960
The War of the Roses begins when the Duke of York claims the throne of England for himself.
Guest Stars: Terry Scully as King Henry VI | Mary Morris as Queen Margaret | Jack May as Duke of York | Frank Windsor as Duke of Warwick | Julian Glover as King Edward IV | Patrick Garland as Duke of Clarence | Paul Daneman as Duke of Gloucester | Adrian Brine as Marquess of Montague | Jeffry Wickham as Duke of Norfolk | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Earl of Northumberland | Jerome Willis as Lord Clifford | Leon Shepperdson as Earl of Westmoreland | Terence Lodge as Duke of Exeter | John Greenwood (1) as Prince of Wales | Derek Ware as Gabriel | Anthony Valentine as Sir John Mortimer | John Murray Scott as Messenger | Timothy Harley as Sinklo | John Warner as Humphrey | Jane Wenham as Elizabeth | Jeremy Bisley as Nobleman | Tony Garnett as Messenger
Director: Michael Hayes

13 :01x13 - Henry VI (Part 5): the Sun in Splendour

Oct/20/1960
Henry VI, having been earlier deposed as king, is brought back to the throne as the War of the Roses continues. But how long will his second stint wearing the crown last?
Guest Stars: Terry Scully as King Henry VI | Mary Morris as Queen Margaret | John Warner as King Louis XI | Tamara Hinchco as Lady Bona | John Greenwood (1) as Prince of Wales | Robert Lang (1) as Earl of Oxford | Frank Windsor as Earl of Warwick | Anthony Valentine as Post | Paul Daneman as Duke of Gloucester | Patrick Garland as Duke of Clarence | Alan Rowe as Duke of Somerset | Julian Glover as King Edward IV | Jane Wenham as Queen Elizabeth | John Ringham as Watchman | Timothy Harley as Messenger | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Lord Rivers | David Andrews (2) as Lord Hastings | Derek Ware as Huntsman | Hennie Scott as Henry Tudor | John Murray Scott as Messenger | Jeffry Wickham as Mayor of York | Terry Wale as Soldier | Terence Lodge as Duke of Exeter | Jeremy Bisley as Messenger | Tony Garnett as Sir John Somerville | Adrian Brine as Marquess of Montague | Leon Shepperdson as Messenger
Director: Michael Hayes

14 :01x14 - Richard III (Part 1): the Dangerous Brother

Nov/03/1960
As the House of York takes ascendancy in the Wars of the Roses, Richard of Gloucester plots to seize the throne of England, now held by his brother Edward IV, for himself.
Guest Stars: Paul Daneman as King Richard III | Patrick Garland as Duke of Clarence | Frank Windsor as Sir Robert Brackenbury | Jill Dixon as Lady Anne Neville | David Andrews (2) as Lord Hastings | John Greenwood (1) as Gentleman | Terry Scully as King Henry VI | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Earl Rivers | Leon Shepperdson as Lord Grey | Jane Wenham as Queen Elizabeth | Edgar Wreford as Duke of Buckingham | Jack May as Lord Stanley | Mary Morris as Queen Margaret | John Ringham as Sir William Catesby | Robert Lang (1) as Murderer | Terry Wale as Murderer | Julian Glover as King Edward IV | Anthony Valentine as Marquess of Dorset | Alan Rowe as Sir Richard Ratcliff | Violet Carson as Duchess of York | Jeffry Wickham as Archbishop of York | Terence Lodge as Messenger | Hugh Janes as Prince Edward | John Sharp (1) as Lord Mayor of London | Jerome Willis as Cardinal Bouchier
Director: Michael Hayes

15 :01x15 - Richard III (Part 2): the Boar Hunt

Nov/17/1960
Richard III has lied, cheated, and murdered his way onto the throne of England but faces one final challenge to keep his monarchy. Will he lose his kingdom for a horse?
Guest Stars: John Greenwood (1) as Ghost of Prince Edward | David Andrews (2) as Lord Hastings | John Ringham as Sir William Catesby | Jack May as Lord Stanley | Jeremy Bisley as Sir John | Edgar Wreford as Duke of Buckingham | Alan Rowe as Sir Richard Ratcliff | Kenneth Farrington (1) as Earl Rivers | Leon Shepperdson as Lord Grey | Robert Lang (1) as Sir Thomas Vaughn | Frank Pettingell as Bishop of Ely | Adrian Brine as Lord Lovell | Paul Daneman as King Richard III | John Sharp (1) as Lord Mayor of London | Violet Carson as Duchess of York | Jill Dixon as Queen Anne | Jane Wenham as Queen Elizabeth | Anthony Valentine as Marquess of Dorset | Frank Windsor as Sir Robert Brackenbury | Timothy Harley as Messenger | Terence Lodge as Sir James Tyrell | Derek Ware as Messenger | John Murray Scott as Messenger | Terry Wale as Sir Christopher Urswick | Jerome Willis as Henry Tudor | Julian Glover as Earl of Oxford | Michael Wells as Sir Walter Herbert | Jeffry Wickham as Sir James Blount | Barry Jackson as Earl of Surrey | Terry Scully as Ghost of Henry VI | Patrick Garland as Ghost of Duke of Clarence | Hugh James as Ghost of King Edward V | Michael Lewis (4) as Ghost of Richard of York
Director: Michael Hayes
Warning: An Age of Kings guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 28, 1960
Ended: November 17, 1960
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