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