At Medieval Court

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Duration: 1 hour

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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Credits

Presenter
Stephen Smith
Executive Producer
Basil Comely
Producer
Rosie Schellenberg
Director
Rosie Schellenberg
Production Coordinator
Grace Brassington
Participant
David Tennant
Participant
Clarissa Dickson Wright

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