Vivat Rex

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Vivat Rex

Accompany Book for the BBC Series 1977

Richard Burton narrates this famous dramatic chronicle of the English Crown, a treasure of the BBC radio archive published on CD for the very first time. Vivat Rex is the landmark drama series first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1977. Over the course of 26 instalments, each one narrated by Richard Burton with a full cast, the fortunes of the English Crown are followed through 225 years of British history, from Edward II’s accession in 1307 to the birth of Elizabeth I. This first volume includes the first 13 instalments, beginning with John Hurt’s portrayal of Edward II. The stellar cast includes John Hurt, Paul Eddington, Keith Michell, Derek Jacobi, Michael Redgrave, Maureen O’Brien, Patrick Troughton, Timothy West, Robert Hardy, Martin Jarvis, Anthony Quayle, Robert Harris, Robert Powell, June Whitfield, Roy Dotrice, Billie Whitelaw, and Colin Baker. Each drama is adapted by Martin Jenkins from the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe, and their Elizabethan contemporaries, and each includes a stirring musical score by Christopher Whelen. Also included in this collection are bonus interviews with Vivat Rex writer, producer and director, Martin Jenkins, studio manager Enyd Williams, and actor Martin Jarvis, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.


This Booklet is to accompany the series Robert Cushman has written this special Book, adapted in 26 episodes by Martin Jenkins

Please Note You are Buying a Souvenir Booklet

This Souvenir is to accompany the 1977 Series 

210 x 250  mm 32 pages Packed with lots of pictures and information 

(Please Note scans are low res for fast loading)

Condition: Used  Looks Good small mark on cover - Souvenir Book

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