The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII is a series of six television plays produced by the BBC and first transmitted between 1 January and 5 February 1970. The series was later aired in the United States on CBS from 1 August to 5 September 1971 with narration added by Anthony Quayle. read more
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII is a series of six television plays produced by the BBC and first transmitted between 1 January and 5 February 1970. The series was later aired in the United States on CBS from 1 August to 5 September 1971 with narration added by Anthony Quayle. The series was rebroadcast in the United States without commercials on PBS as part of its Masterpiece Theatre series.

Original Release

01/01/1970 on BBC

US Release

08/01/1971

Cast

Anthony Quayle Narrator
Dorothy Tutin Anne Boleyn
Keith Michell Henry VIII / Henry VIII of England
Annette Crosbie Catherine of Aragon
Angela Pleasence Catherine Howard
Rosalie Crutchley Catherine Parr
Patrick Troughton Duke of Norfolk
Bernard Hepton Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Wolfe Morris Thomas Cromwell
Basil Dignam Bishop Gardiner
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Catherine of Aragon Thursday, 01 January 1970
2 Anne Boleyn Thursday, 08 January 1970
3 Jane Seymour Thursday, 15 January 1970
4 Anne of Cleves Thursday, 22 January 1970
5 Catherine Howard Thursday, 29 January 1970
6 Catherine Parr Thursday, 05 February 1970

Directors

John Glenister, Naomi Capon

Writers

Maurice Cowan, John Prebble, Nick McCarty, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Beverley Cross, Ian Thorne, Jean Morris

Cast

Anthony Quayle Narrator
Dorothy Tutin Anne Boleyn
Keith Michell Henry VIII / Henry VIII of England
Annette Crosbie Catherine of Aragon
Angela Pleasence Catherine Howard
Rosalie Crutchley Catherine Parr
Patrick Troughton Duke of Norfolk
Bernard Hepton Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
Wolfe Morris Thomas Cromwell
Basil Dignam Bishop Gardiner
Sheila Burrell Lady Rochford
Alison Frazer Princess Mary
Howard Goorney Will Somers
Patrick Godfrey Sir Thomas Wriothesley
Daniel Moynihan Edward Seymour (Lord Hertford)
Edward Atienza Eustache Chapuys
John Ronane Thomas Seymour
Anne Stallybrass Jane Seymour / Anne of Cleves
Elvi Hale Anne of Cleves
Norman Tyrrell Chancellor of Cleves

Producers

Editors

Tony Tew, Colin Hill

1972 Emmy Outstanding Series - Drama Nominated
1972 Emmy Outstanding Single Program - Drama or Comedy Nominated
1972 Emmy Outstanding New Series Nominated
1972 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Nominated
1972 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Won
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