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Duration: 2 hours, 23 minutes

Powerful historical drama. When Henry II appoints his drinking and wenching companion Thomas Becket as Archbishop of Canterbury, he hopes to lessen Church interference. But Becket takes the job seriously and soon the friends come into conflict.

Last on

Sat 19 Jul 2014 14:00 BBC Two


Thomas Becket
Richard Burton
King Henry II
Peter O'Toole
King Louis VII of France
John Gielgud
Gilbert Folliot, Bishop of London
Donald Wolfit
Empress Matilda
Martita Hunt
Queen Eleanor
Pamela Brown
Sian Phillips
Archbishop of Canterbury
Felix Aylmer
Cardinal Zambelli
Gino Cervi
Pope Alexander III
Paolo Stoppa
Brother John
David Weston
Percy Herbert
Peter Glenville
Jean Anouilh
Edward Anhalt


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