White Falcon, The (BBC 1956, Paul Rogers, Patrick Troughton)

Period drama The White Falcon was classic 1950’s BBC fare as it told the story of Henry VIII’s romance with Anne Boleyn.

The supporting cast was excellent and included not only a pre-Doctor Who Patrick Troughton as Cardinal Wolsey but also another Dr Who alumni in the shape of Roger Delgado. Maigret actor Rupert Davies and Margaretta Scott who is probably best known for her small recurring role on All Creatures Great And Small also appeared.

production details
UK | BBC (Sunday Night Theatre) | 1×90 minute episode | AIRDATE: 1956 black and white

Writers: Neilson Gattey, Jordan Lawrence / Design: Stephen Taylor / Music: Elisabeth Lutyens / Producer: Rudolph Cartier

cast
PAUL ROGERS as Henry VIII
JEANETTE STERKE as Anne Boleyn
PATRICK TROUGHTON as Cardinal Wolsey
MARGARETTA SCOTT as Catherine of Aragon
MARIUS GORING as Dr Crammer
RUPERT DAVIES as Thomas Cromwell
JULIA JAMES as The Duchess of Suffolk
ERIC LANDER as Sir Thomas Wyatt
ENID LINDSEY as Mistres Saville
CYRIL SHAPS as Master Salmon
ROGER DELGADO as Mark Smeaton
JENNIFER BROWNE as Jane Seymour

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