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Series 1

1 :01x01 - Crown in Jeopardy

Jan/06/1972
Henry Tudor emerges victorious over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field and is crowned Henry VII. He then seeks to establish a coalition which will ensure a Tudor dynasty.
Guest Stars: Norma West as Elizabeth of York | Michael Johnson (8) as Lord Lovell | James Laurenson as Earl of Lincoln | Marigold Sharman as Margaret Beaufort | Joanna Tope as Cicely | Jake Robson as Earl of Warwick | Maurice Roëves as Humphrey Stafford | John Hamill (1) as Thomas Stafford | Brian Badcoe as Jasper Tudor | Hugh Sullivan as Earl of Oxford | Barrie Cookson as Richard Fox | Paul Humpoletz as Sir Robert Willoughby | Robert James (2) as Lord Stanley | John Franklyn-Robbins as Sir William Stanley

2 :01x02 - The Earth is Not Enough

Jan/13/1972
Henry consolidates his power when Queen Elizabeth gives birth to Prince Arthur thus legitimizing his claim of descent from the legendary monarch of Camelot fame.
Guest Stars: Norma West as Elizabeth of York | Michael Johnson (8) as Lord Lovell | James Laurenson as Earl of Lincoln | Marigold Sharman as Margaret Beaufort | Maurice Roëves as Humphrey Stafford | John Hamill (1) as Thomas Stafford | Barrie Cookson as Bishop Fox | Morris Perry as Abbot Sante | Brian Badcoe as Duke of Bedford | Hugh Sullivan as Earl of Oxford | Julian Holloway as Earl of Surrey | Richard Burrell (2) as Earl of Northumberland | Jake Robson as Earl of Warwick | Stephen Gordon (1) as Brother Mark | Paul Humpoletz as Sir Robert Willoughby | Edward Harvey (2) as Judge | Rachel Kempson as Margaret of Burgundy

3 :01x03 - The Schooling of Apes

Jan/20/1972
Henry's enemies present Lambert Simmel as the Earl of Warwick, a pretender to the throne. The Earl of Lincoln then deserts Henry to head the army that is forming against Henry in Ireland.
Guest Stars: James Laurenson as Earl of Lincoln | Michael Johnson (8) as Lord Lovell | Rachel Kempson as Margaret of Burgundy | Stephanie Bidmead as Elizabeth Woodville | Denis Carey as Archbishop of Canterbury | Barrie Cookson as Bishop Fox | Brian Badcoe as Duke of Bedford | Hugh Sullivan as Earl of Oxford | David Collings as Richard Simmons | Morris Perry as Abbot Sante | Tenniel Evans as Christopher Swan | Geoffrey Palmer as John Mayne | Robert James (2) as Lord Stanley | Gary Warren as Lambert Simmel | Jake Robson as Earl of Warwick | John Franklyn-Robbins as Sir William Stanley | Lindsay Campbell as Duke of Suffolk | Leonard Gregory (1) as Marquis of Dorset | Donald Douglas as Sir Thomas Broughton | John Garrie as Simmel's Father | Peter Ellis (3) as Officer of the Guard | Sebastian Graham Jones as Official

4 :01x04 - The Crowning of Apes

Jan/27/1972
Henry must form an army to defend his crown against an opposing army that is attacking from Ireland.
Guest Stars: James Laurenson as Earl of Lincoln | Michael Johnson (8) as Lord Lovell | Gawn Grainger as Earl of Kildare | Prentis Hancock as Sir Thomas Fitzgerald | Denis Carey as Archbishop of Canterbury | Barrie Cookson as Bishop Fox | Brian Badcoe as Duke of Bedford | Hugh Sullivan as Earl of Oxford | David Collings as Richard Simmons | Reginald Barratt as Bishop of Meath | Gary Warren as Lambert Simmel | Jake Robson as Earl of Warwick | Robert James (2) as Earl of Derby | Lane Meddick as Mayor of York | Tenniel Evans as Christopher Swan | Geoffrey Palmer as John Mayne | Kenneth Watson as James Taite | Robin Parkinson as Saunders | Donald Douglas as Sir Thomas Broughton | Barry Meteyard as Servant | Peter Tilbury as Jailer | Carl Bohen as Martin Schwartz

5 :01x05 - The Serpent and the Comforter

Feb/03/1972
Henry gets into a theological discussion with a prisoner who has been charged with heresy and refuses to recant.
Guest Stars: Peter Jeffrey as Prisoner | Michael Ripper as Guard | James Bree as Priest | David Ashton as Soldier
Director: Moira Armstrong

6 :01x06 - The White Hart

Feb/10/1972
In 1494 Henry discovers that the powerful Lord William Stanley might be joining in a plot against his crown.
Guest Stars: John Franklyn-Robbins as Sir William Stanley | Denis Carey as Cardinal Morton | Noel Johnson as Sir Reginald Bray | Hugh Sullivan as Earl of Oxford | Donald Eccles as Archdeacon Hussey | Gawn Grainger as Earl of Kildare | Colin Jeavons as Sir Robert Clifford | Norma West as Queen Elizabeth | Marigold Sharman as Margaret Beaufort | Robert James (2) as Earl of Derby | Brian Badcoe as Duke of Bedford | Michael Beint as Digby | Haywood Morse as Thomas Astwood | Barry Lowe as Robert Ratcliffe | Hugh Morton as Sir Simon Mountford | Douglas Milvain as William Daubenay | Edward Harvey (2) as Chief Justice | Barry Savage as Sir Edward Poynings | Michael Mulcaster as Lord Daubenay
Director: Moira Armstrong
Writer: John Elliot

7 :01x07 - A Fly in the Ointment

Feb/17/1972
An assclownish nobleman and his dim bulb nephew devise a silly plan to kill the King with harmless ointment obtained from an astrologer.
Guest Stars: John Welsh (2) as Sir John Kendall | Peter Bowles as Bernard de Vigalles | John Junkin as Master John | Christopher Sandford (1) as Sir John Tong | Donald Eccles as Archdeacon Hussey | Artro Morris as De Nayon | Denis Carey as Cardinal Morton | Jeffrey Segal as Radigo | Ballard Berkeley as Sir Thomas Tyrell | Dennis Cleary as Assistant | Terry Walsh as Servant | Stephanie Marrian (1) as Girl
Director: Moira Armstrong

8 :01x08 - The Princely Gift

Feb/24/1972
Italian navigator John Cabot tries to get a skeptical King Henry to back a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to China and the Indies.
Guest Stars: Derek Smith as John Cabot | Katharine Blake as Signora Cabot | John Bennett as De Puebla | Denis Carey as Cardinal Morton | Windsor Davies as Hugh Elyot | Felix Felton as Richard Warde | Lisa Owen as Peg | Michael Goldie as Taverner | Sean Bury as Sebastian Cabot | Pierre Bedenes as Lewes Cabot | Aaron Davies (3) as Sancia Cabot | Julia Byzantino as Lutanist | Robert C. Turner as Singer

9 :01x09 - Do the Sheep Sin?

Mar/02/1972
Peasants from Cornwall march on London in protest of the government's tax policies and opoonents of the King seek to use this march to their own advantage.
Guest Stars: John Castle as Thomas Flamank | John Woodvine as Michael Joseph | Richard Warwick as Pekin Warbeck | Denis Carey as Cardinal Morton | Norma West as Queen Elizabeth | David Garth as Richard Flamank | David Horovitch as Sir John Rosewarne | Robert James (2) as Earl of Derby | Timothy Bateson as Sir Richard Nanfan | Jerome Willis as Lord Audley | Ian Pigot as John | Sean Roantree as Edmund Dudley | James Donnelly (1) as Sir John Oby | Patrick Tull as Roger Whalley | Jay Neill as Messenger | Jasper Jacob as Prince Arthur | Michael Mulcaster as Lord Daubenay

10 :01x10 - The Man Who Never Was

Mar/09/1972
Pekin Warbeck, a pretender to the throne of King Henry, begins losing support for his claim to the throne.
Guest Stars: Richard Warwick as Pekin Warbeck | Elizabeth MacLennan as Catherine Warbeck | William Marlowe as Skelton | Joby Blanshard as Heron | Terry Wale as Astelay | Derek Anders as James IV | Leonardo Pieroni as Don Ayala | Julian Holloway as Earl of Surrey | Nicholas Selby as Earl of Devon | Alastair Hunter as Earl of Angus | Russell Waters as Home | Gawn Grainger as Earl of Kildare | Brendan Barry as John Walter | Iain Gregory as Desmond | Godfrey James as Tresenny | Robert Sansom (1) as Abbot of Beaulieu | Michael Mulcaster as Lord Daubenay | Ellis Dale (2) as Pregent Meno | George O'Gorman as Irishman | Paul Farrell as Irishman | Robert Oates as Penrose | Keith Ashton as Boy | Anthony Ainley as Sir William Courtney
Director: Darrol Blake

11 :01x11 - The Strange Shapes of Reality

Mar/16/1972
Henry captuires Pekin Warbeck and shows him mercy by only placing him under house arrest. Nonetheless, the pretender continues his plotting against the King.
Guest Stars: Richard Warwick as Pekin Warbeck | Elizabeth MacLennan as Catherine Warbeck | Norma West as Queen Elizabeth | Noel Willman as Bishop of Cambria | Marigold Sharman as Margaret Beaufort | Nicholas Selby as Earl of Devon | Andy Bradford as John | Christopher Mitchell (1) as 1st Guard | Carl Rigg as 2nd Guard | Robert Jayman as Attendant Lord

12 :01x12 - The Fledgling

Mar/23/1972
Henry tries to arrange a marriage between Prince Arthur and Catherine of Aragon, the daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, but the Spaniards have pre-conditions for the match.
Guest Stars: Christopher Neame as Earl of Warwick | Richard Warwick as Pekin Warbeck | Michael Graham Cox (3) as Cleymounde | Norma West as Queen Elizabeth | Marigold Sharman as Margaret Beaufort | John Bennett as De Puebla | Hugh Sullivan as Earl of Oxford | Haywood Morse as Thomas Astwood | Jason Kemp as Prince Arthur | Wendy Spinks as Princess Margaret | Andrew Burleigh as Prince Henry | Laidlaw Dalling as Chaplain | Rollo Gamble as Mashborough | Stephen Churchett as Ralph Wilford
Director: Joan Kemp-Welch

13 :01x13 - The King Without a Face

Mar/30/1972
In 1501, Henry finally finalizes arrangements for Prince Arthur to marry Catherine of Aragon but tragedy is just around the corner.
Guest Stars: Norma West as Queen Elizabeth | John Bennett as De Puebla | Noel Johnson as Sir Reginald Bray | Eric Dodson as Sir Richard Guilford | Barrie Cookson as Bishop Fox | Hugh Sullivan as Earl of Oxford | Felicity Gibson as Lady Courtenay | Mary Kenton as Lady Stafford | Adrienne Byrne as Catherine of Aragon | Jason Kemp as Prince Arthur | Lockwood West as King's Confessor | Harry Davis (2) as Sgt. Painter | Andrew Burleigh as Prince Henry | Wendy Spinks as Princess Margaret | Margot Van Der Burgh as Dona Elvira
Director: Peter Moffatt
Writer: Ian Thorne
Warning: The Shadow of the Tower guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 08:30 pm
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Premiere: January 06, 1972
Ended: March 30, 1972
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