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Richard II, a weak and vacillating king, gives up his throne when faced with an invasion of England by a force led by the exiled Henry of Bolingbroke. Richard is later murdered by agents loyal to Bolingbroke.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday December 10th, 1978



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Guest Stars
Carl OatleyCarl Oatley
As Earl Berkeley
Recurring
Charles Gray (1)Charles Gray (1)
As Duke of York
Recurring
Clifford RoseClifford Rose
As Bishop of Carlisle
Recurring
David DodimeadDavid Dodimead
As Lord Ross
Recurring
Derek JacobiDerek Jacobi
As King Richard II
Recurring
Janet MawJanet Maw
As Queen
Recurring
Jeffrey Holland (1)Jeffrey Holland (1)
As Duke of Surrey
Recurring
John CurlessJohn Curless
As Lord Fitzwater
Recurring
John FlintJohn Flint
As Lord Willoughby
Recurring
John GielgudJohn Gielgud
As John of Gaunt
Recurring
Jon FinchJon Finch
As Henry Bolingbroke
Recurring
Jonathan Adams (2)Jonathan Adams (2)
As Gardener
Recurring
Mary MorrisMary Morris
As Duchess of Gloucester
Recurring
Mike Lewin (1)Mike Lewin (1)
As Herald
Recurring
Richard OwensRichard Owens
As Thomas Mowbray
Recurring
Wendy HillerWendy Hiller
As Duchess of York
Recurring
William WhymperWilliam Whymper
As Sir Stephen Scroop
Recurring
Alan CollinsAlan Collins
As Gardener's Man
Alan DaltonAlan Dalton
As Green
Bruno BarnabeBruno Barnabe
As Abbot of Westminster
Charles KeatingCharles Keating
As Duke of Aumerle
David Garfield (1)David Garfield (1)
As Welsh Captain
David Swift (1)David Swift (1)
As Duke of Northumberland
Desmond AdamsDesmond Adams
As Sir Pierce of Exton
Jeremy BullochJeremy Bulloch
As Henry Percy
Joe RitchieJoe Ritchie
As Groom
John BarcroftJohn Barcroft
As Earl of Salisbury
Paddy WardPaddy Ward
As Keeper
Phillada SewellPhillada Sewell
As Queen's Lady
Robin SachsRobin Sachs
As Bushy
Ronald FerneeRonald Fernee
As Servant
Sandra Frieze (1)Sandra Frieze (1)
As Queen's Lady
Terry WrightTerry Wright
As Murderer
Tim Brown (1)Tim Brown (1)
As Herald
Warning: BBC Television Shakespeare season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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