Plantagenet (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

  • by Mike Walker
  • Narrated by David Warner, Jane Lapotaire, Joseph Cohen-Cole, Neil Stuke, Ed Stoppard
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A collection of three plays by Mike Walker, inspired by Holinshed's Chronicles, about the early years of the Plantagenet dynasty. The series was originally broadcast on Radio 4 in the Classic Serials slots on 14, 21, and 28 February 2010. ‘What is a Man?’ - The first of the House of Anjou to be king of England, Henry II's long reign was finally beset by conflict with his sons.

‘John, by the Grace of God’ - The fourth son of Henry II never expected to succeed to the English throne. When he does, he reveals a talent for making enemies.
Starring David Warner, Jane Lapotaire, Ed Stoppard, Joseph Cohen-Cole and Neil Stuke. Directed by Jeremy Mortimer.

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Brilliant

Wonderful retelling of the story of Henry II and his four sons. Thought that Mike Walker's play was excellent and absolutely fascinating. So glad I got it.
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A 'must have' for fans of historical drama.

First of an excellent trilogy. If you like this series then try Vivat Rex narrated by the late great Richard Burton.
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- Rufus

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-12-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited