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Edward the Second

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 September 2009

Christopher Marlowe's notorious portrait of a weak king in thrall to his passions, who pays the ultimate price for choosing his heart over his political responsibilities.

Edward II ...... Toby Jones
Mortimer ...... Patrick Kennedy
Kent ...... Paul Hilton
Isabella ...... Anastasia Hille
Pembroke/Coventry/Leicester ...... Nigel Hastings
Lancaster/Matrevis/Sir John ...... David Hargreaves
Gaveston/Lightborn ...... Benjamin Askew
Spencer/Gurney ...... Stephen Hogan
Prince Edward ...... Ryan Watson
Warwick/Howell ...... Paul Rider
Canterbury/Spencer Snr ...... Malcolm Tierney
Arundel ...... Philip Fox
Lady Margaret ...... Lizzy Watts

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

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