Henry IV

28th October 1995


By William Shakespeare

This was an adaptation of both parts of Shakespeare’s Henry IV for the BBC Television Performance Series. It was first screened on 28th October 1995.

The adaptation reduced the plays to a single 175 minute drama and included scenes from Richard II and Henry VI Part iii.

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Creative Team

DirectorJohn Caird
Executive ProducerSimon Curtis
Executive ProducerDavid Snodin
ProducerAnnie Castledine
Associate ProducerRuth Mayorcas
Assistant production accountantAndrew Derbyshire
Production ManagerStephen Moore
Production ManagerChris Alexander
Studio Resources ManagerPeter Manuel
Assistant Floor ManagerTheresa MacInnis
Assistant Floor ManagerSarah White
Technical DirectorChris Miller
Production AssistantMaggie Stevens
Casting AdvisorJoyce Nettles
Script EditorMichael Hastings
Camera SupervisorNeil McLintock
Lighting Vision ControllerDave Willson
Lighting Vision ControllerMike Le Fevre
Vision MixerJulie Mann
Lighting DirectorDuncan Brown
Visual Effects DesignerPerry Brahan
EditorPhil Southby
DesignerAnthony Ainsworth
Art DirectorJane Shepherd
Design Operatives SupervisorMike Hawkins
Properties BuyerMaura Laverty
Construction ManagerJohn Hardy
Costume DesignerJoan Wadge
Makeup DesignerFran Needham
MusicIlona Sekacz
Sound SupervisorAlan Machin
Sound AssistantPaul Ostwind
Fight ArrangerMalcolm Ranson


King Henry IVRonald Pickup
Prince HalJonathan Firth
PoinsJonathan Cullen
Earl of WarwickJohn Woodvine
Sir Walter BluntTim McMullan
Lord Chief JusticePeter Jeffrey
SheriffTeddy Kempner
King Richard IIRoger Allam
Earl of NorthumberlandJoseph O'Conor
Harry Percy, 'Hotspur'Rufus Sewell
KateJosette Simon
Earl of WorcesterCorin Redgrave
Sir Richard VernonPaul Webster
GilliamsAshley Artus
Sir John FalstaffDavid Calder
BardolphGeoffrey Hutchings
Misstress QuicklyElizabeth Spriggs
Doll TearsheetJane Horrocks
PistolSimon McBurney
PetoGraham Aggrey
GadshillPeter-Hugo Daly
Falstaff's PageDaniel Worters
Justice ShallowPaul Eddington
Justice SilenceJames Grout
DavyTeddy Kempner
MouldyGraham Hubbard
ShadowClive Kneller
WartToby Jones
FeebleJohn Dallimore