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At Medieval Court

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Writer and broadcaster Stephen Smith finds out what it took to get ahead at the court of Richard II, who presided over the first truly sophisticated and artistic court in England.

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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Wed 29 Jan 2020 01:00

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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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