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The Boar Hunt (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Boar Hunt
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs, 15 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsRichard III (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 3-5 of King Richard III. The fifteenth and final episode in An Age of Kings. (See also numbers 156-9, 178-9, 185, 188, 190-2, 485-6, and 505). This last program involved a cast of 57 actors and a budget of £4,020, which made it the most expensive in the series. Not surprisingly Shakespeare's longest play required an extra 15 minutes in viewing time. Of special interest is the sudden re-emergence of Frank Pettingell, Falstaff earlier in the series, as Bishop of Ely. For additional background, see The Hollow Crown (485)

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

King Richard IIIPaul Daneman
Henry TudorJerome Willis
Sir JohnJeremy Bisley
Bishop Of ElyFrank Pettingell
BuckinghamEdgar Wreford
NorfolkNoel Johnson
SurreyBarry Jackson
RiversKenneth Farrington
DorsetAnthony Valentine
GreyLeon Shepperdson
OxfordJulian Glover
HastingsDavid Andrews
StanleyJack May
LovelAdrian Brine
Sir Thomas VaughanRobert Lang
RatcliffAlan Rowe
CatesbyJohn Ringham
Sir James BluntJeffry Wickham
Sir Walter HerbertMichael Wells
BrackenburyFrank Windsor
UrswickTerry Wale
Lord MayorJohn Sharp
Queen ElizabethJane Wenham
Duchess Of YorkViolet Carson
AnneJill Dixon
GhostPatrick Garland
Messenger, Ghost Of Prince EdwardJohn Greenwood
GhostHugh Janes
GhostMichael Lewis
GhostTerry Scully
Page, MessengerTimothy Harley
MessengersJohn Scott
CastDerek Ware

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorMichael Hayes
ProducerPeter Dews
ComposerArthur Bliss
ComposerChristopher Whelen
Fight CoordinatorJohn Greenwood
Adaptor/TranslatorEric Crozier
CostumesOlive Harris
MakeupTommy Manderson
LightingWalter Whitmore
ConductorLionel Salter
ProductionStanley Morris
Technical SupervisorGeorge Summers

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell