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As he waits to be scourged for his part in Becket's murder, King Henry II retraces his entire relationship with the saint, once his dearest friend and mentor. His catastrophic mistake was to create Becket Archbishop out of political expediency for Becket found a fulfilment lacking in his hitherto luxurious life and therefore guarded the honour of God as once he had, as Henry's Chancellor, once guarded the honour of his King.Performers Dougray Scott, Jasper Britton, Sean Baker, Bethan Bevan, Michael Cox, Anne Firbank, Michael Fitzgerald, Polly Kemp, Arthur Kohn, Catrina Lear, Gareth Llewelyn, Daniel Pirrie.
Author Jean Anouilh. Producer Kim Poster (for Stanhope Productions). Adapted by Frederic Raphael. Adapted by Stephen Raphael. Director John Caird. Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis. Lighting Peter Mumford. Music John Cameron. Sound John Leonard. Other Alison Weir (historical consultant).
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