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The Band of Brothers (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Band of Brothers
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length57 mins
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry V (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 4-5 of King Henry the Fifth. The eighth installment in An Age of Kings (see also numbers 156-9, 178, 185, 188, 190-2, 485-6, and 505-6). This segment cost £3,950 and required the services of 28 male actors, 3 women and 16 extras. For additional background information on the series, 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

SalisburyDavid Andrews
IsabelStephanie Bidmead
GowerJeremy Bisley
Capt. JamyJoby Blanshard
BourbonAdrian Brine
PistolGeorge A. Cooper
AliceYvonne Coulette
MacmorrisMichael Cox
Princess KatherineJudi Dench
FluellenKenneth Farrington
BedfordPatrick Garland
BatesTony Garnett
WestmorelandJulian Glover
Sir Thomas ErpinghamGordon Gostelow
YorkJohn Greenwood
Henry VRobert Hardy
BoyTimothy Harley
CastDane Howell
ExeterNoel Johnson
MontjoyRobert Lane
Le FerTerence Lodge
HumphreyJohn Ringham
Charles VIAlan Rowe
CastJohn Murray Scott
Constable Of FranceGeorge Selway
Constable Of FranceLeon Shepperdson
ChorusWilliam Squire
HeraldAnthony Valentine
CourtTerry Wale
CastDerek Ware
DauphinJohn Warner
OrleansJerome Willis
WilliamsFrank Windsor
BurgundyEdgar 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