The Life and Death of King John
A production of William Shakespeare's classic history play, adapted for radio and produced by Raymond Raikes.Tweet
The BBC Television Shakespeare | The Life and Death of King John
A 1984 BBC television presentation of Shakespeare's history play. This was broadcast as part of the 37-play BBC Television Shakespeare project. It also featured the last recorded performance by Leonard Rossiter, who died between production and transmission.
Prefaces to Shakespeare | King John
Emrys James, who played King John at Stratford in 1974, presents a personal view of the play. "The action is a see-saw struggle for power, a chronicle of greed, ambition, religious interference and expedience. It is, in fact, a very modern story, the very essence of a successful television series about power and what its pursuit does to people."