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Uneasy Lies the Head (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleUneasy Lies the Head
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry IV, Part 2 (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 3-5 of King Henry the Fourth, Pt. 2. The sixth installment in An Age of Kings (see also numbers 157-8, 178-9, 185, 188, 190-2, 485-6, and 505-6). For background, see The Hollow Crown (485), which is based on Richard II and which is therefore the first episode in the series

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

Chief JusticeGeoffrey Bayldon
CastAdrian Brine
PistolGeorge A. Cooper
DavidMichael Cox
WarwickKenneth Farrington
Henry IVTom Fleming
Prince JohnPatrick Garland
CastTony Garnett
WestmorelandJulian Glover
BardolphGordon Gostelow
Thomas Of ClarenceJohn Greenwood
Hal And Henry VRobert Hardy
CastTimothy Harley
PageDane Howell
MowbrayNoel Johnson
HastingsRobert Lang
MouldyTerence Lodge
FalstaffFrank Pettingell
CastJohn Ringham
HarcourtAlan Rowe
CastJohn Murray Scott
ShadowLeon Shepperdson
FeebleBrian Smith
EpilogueWilliam Squire
ShallowWilliam Squire
GroomsAnthony Valentine
WartTerry Wale
CastDerek Ware
SilenceJohn Warner
BullcalfFrank Windsor
YorkEdgar Wreford

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerArthur Bliss
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell