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This extremely controversial play has been issued on DVD by the BBC, but only in a black-and-white version. It was originally transmitted in colour, but all tapes of the colour version have been wiped or lost.
John Turner and Barbara Jefford, playing lovers in this play, had married in real life shortly before recording it.
Robert Gould was also the author of another play for the BBC, televised a few years earlier than this one, entitled "How To Get Rid Of Your Wife".
Rosemary Anne Sisson's original stage play was first staged at the Edinburgh Festival in the summer of 1957, with Hilary Liddell playing the Queen and the young Edward Woodward playing Owen Tudor. It transferred to London's West End with almost exactly the same cast three months later.
The title role in this production was to have been played by Cyril Cusack, but he left during the rehearsal period because of disagreements with the director.