King Richard III on BBC Radio


In a Classic Serial about the Plantagenets, King Richard III was featured in the third part “Richard III – The Three Brothers” by Mike Walker on BBC Radio.


The third part of the Plantagenets still is available online for 4 days via this link: BBC Radio – Plantagenet – Series 3 (on iPlayer here)


What irritated me a bit is, that though the title is Richard III – The Three Brothers, a large part of the story is told from the perspective and with the imagined comments of the Queen to King Edward IV, Elizabeth Woodville.


But appart from that, a lot of possible motives and interpretations of the historic events are mentioned, which are interesting to hear, though they bring no new aspects to the well trodden path of a ‘devilish King Richard III’.


Still, I recommend the entertaining audio play, which very cleverly shows a selection of the multitude of different interests, culminating in the events during King Edward IV’s reign and the final Battle at Bosworth. It also reaches to show King Richard III as an intelligent, talended man of his time and for once not the mean and envious hunchback.



Richard III – The Three Brothers
(3rd part in the Classics Plantagenet Serial)
[58 min]


Audio play written by Mike Walker


Queen Elizabeth (Nancy Carroll)
Edward 4th (Simon Bubb)
Richard 3rd (Carl Prekopp)
Clarence (Christopher Webster)
Margaret (Aimee Ffion Edwards)
Warwick (Gerard McDermott)
Stafford (Adam Billington)
Lewis (James Lailey)
Bishop (Paul Moriarty)
Directed by Jeremy Mortimer and Sasha Yevtushenko.


BBC Radio – Plantagenet – Series 3 (on iPlayer here)

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