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At Medieval Court

How to Get Ahead Episode 1 of 3

Writer, broadcaster and Newsnight arts correspondent Stephen Smith looks back at the Medieval Age to find out what it took to get ahead at the court of Richard II. Richard presided over the first truly sophisticated and artistic court in England. Painters, sculptors, poets, tailors, weavers and builders flocked to court to make their fortunes. But these were dangerous times. Being close to Richard brought many a courtier to a sticky end. Featuring David Tennant and Clarissa Dickson Wright.

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Mon 20 Mar 2017 01:40

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Role Contributor
PresenterStephen Smith
Executive ProducerBasil Comely
ProducerRosie Schellenberg
DirectorRosie Schellenberg
Production CoordinatorGrace Brassington
ParticipantDavid Tennant
ParticipantClarissa Dickson Wright

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