Richard The Lionheart (ITV 1962-1963, Dermot Walsh)

Richard The Lionheart is another slice of period action and adventure from The Danziger brothers this time the focus is on Prince Richard (played by Dermot Walsh) who, following the death of his father King Henry, returns home from the crusades to prevent his despicable brother John claiming the throne.

Prince John is not happy about that of course and will himself stop at nothing to be King. Meanwhile Richard also has to do battle with the Saracens and the French.

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The Danzigers were early independent film makers who had a few shows broadcast by the ITV Network at this time. They included The Cheaters, Calling Scotland Yard and most successfully Mark Saber.

production details
UK / ITV – Associated Redifussion – The Danzigers / 39×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 4 June 1962 – 13 December 1963

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Music: Bill Le Sage / Theme Music: Buddy Kaye, Philip Springer / Costume Design: Masada Wilmot / Producers: Edward J. Danziger, Harry Lee Danziger aka The Danzigers

cast
DERMOT WALSH as King Richard
TRADER FAULKNER as Prince John
IAIN GREGORY as Blondel
SHEILA WHITTINGTON as Lady Berengaria
GLYN OWEN as Hugo
ANNE LAWSON as Marta
ROBIN HUNTER as Sir Gilbert

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