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The Fall of a Protector (1960, Michael Hayes)

TitleThe Fall of a Protector
Release LocationsGB
DirectorMichael Hayes
MediumBlack & white video
Length1 hrs
Audiencegeneral public
Play ConnectionsHenry VI, Part 2 (teleplay)
SeriesAn Age of Kings


Based on Acts 1-3 of King Henry the Sixth, Pt. 2. The tenth installment in An Age of Kings (see also numbers 156-9, 178-9, 185, 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

PetitionersDavid Andrews
SouthwellJeremy Bisley
BuckinghamKenneth Farrington
PriestPatrick Garland
CastTony Garnett
Thomas HornerJulian Glover
SalisburyGordon Gostelow
Messenger, PrenticeJohn Greenwood
PrenticeTimothy Harley
CitizenTimothy Harley
Duchess Of GloucesterNancie Jackson
BeaufortRobert Lang
ConjurorTerence Lodge
Duke Of YorkJack May
Margaret Of AnjouMary Morris
Wife To SimpcoxAudrey Noble
HumphreyJohn Ringham
SomersetAlan Rowe
SpiritJohn Scott
King Henry VITerry Scully
BeadleLeon Shepperdson
CastAnthony Valentine
NeighborsTerry Wale
PeterDerek Ware
SimpcoxJohn Warner
Mother JordanNan Watson
SheriffJeffry Wickham
MayorJerome Willis
Sir John StanleyJerome Willis
WarwickFrank Windsor
SuffolkEdgar 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