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Six Wives of Henry VIII, The

"It's the best boozer in town!"KEITH MITCHELL romps and bollocks his way through Renaissance England, wedding a select half dozen dames, wenches and tarts, slaughtering a couple dozen ex-buddies, creating a whole new religion, penning “Greensleeves”, then croaking of obesity from sitting on his arse too much. Much-respected Beeb period “classic”, with eponymous “wives”, in numerical order, ANNETTE CROSBIE, DOROTHY TUTIN, ANNE STALLYBRASS, ELVI HALE, ANGELA PLEASANCE and ROSALIE CRUTCHELY as the one who survived the old bloater. PATRICK TROUGHTON, BERNARD HEPTON and ANTHONY “THE NARRATOR” QUAYLE looked on. Iffy film version replaced wives with more glitzy brood and roped in DONALD PLEASANCE as chief baddie Thomas “To the Tower!” Cromwell.

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  1. sheila

    November 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Great British period drama wipes the floor with the recent American John Reece Myers version.Bring this back would still hold its own today!!

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