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The New Conspiracy (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe New Conspiracy
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length59 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry IV, Part 2 (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 1-2 of King Henry IV Pt. 2. The fifth installment in an ambitious 15-part series, An Age of Kings (see also numbers 157, 159, 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. This segment, "The New Conspiracy," was by itself budgeted at over £3,000 with a cast of forty-eight

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

Lord BardolphDavid Andrews
Doll TearsheetHermione Baddeley
Hostess QuicklyAngela Baddeley
Chief JusticeGeoffrey Bayldon
GowerJeremy Bisley
CastAdrian Brine
PistolGeorge A. Cooper
NorthumberlandGeorge Cooper
Wife Of NorthumberlandMargaret Courtenay
DrawersMichael Cox
CastKenneth Farrington
BardolphGordon Gostelow
ServantJohn Greenwood
Prince HalRobert Hardy
DrawerTimothy Harley
Lady PercyPatricia Heneghan
PageDane Howell
MowbrayNoel Johnson
HastingsRobert Lang
PetoTerence Lodge
FalstaffFrank Pettingell
PorterJohn Ringham
FangJohn Ringham
SnareAlan Rowe
CastJohn Murray Scott
PoinsBrian Smith
CastTerry Wale
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