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Sir John Gielgud is joined by an outstanding repertory of actors in this pioneering, imaginative series demonstrating the immense variety and emotional impact of English-language poetry, from the fourteenth century to the contemporary era.

Series Cast

  1. John Gielgud as Himself - Presenter

    John Gielgud

    Himself - Presenter

    16 Episodes

  2. Julian Glover as Himself - Reader

    Julian Glover

    Himself - Reader

    10 Episodes

  3. Ian Richardson as Himself - Reader

    Ian Richardson

    Himself - Reader

    10 Episodes

  4. Nicholas Gecks

    Himself - Reader

    8 Episodes

  5. Peggy Ashcroft as Herself - Reader

    Peggy Ashcroft

    Herself - Reader

    8 Episodes

  6. Stacy Keach as Himself - Reader

    Stacy Keach

    Himself - Reader

    3 Episodes

  7. Cyril Cusack as Himself - Reader

    Cyril Cusack

    Himself - Reader

    2 Episodes

  8. Lee Remick as Herself - Reader

    Lee Remick

    Herself - Reader

    2 Episodes

  9. Gary Watson

    Himself - Reader

    2 Episodes

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Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1984 | 16 Episodes

Season 1 of Six Centuries of Verse premiered on May 2, 1984.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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