ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

The Successor 

A drama set in the Vatican and the search for a new Pope.

Director:

John Jacobs

Writers:

Troy Kennedy-Martin (adaptation), Steven Vas

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Felix Aylmer ... Cardinal of Toledo
John Bailey ... Cardinal of Budapest
Thomas Baptiste ... Cardinal of Uganda
Christopher Benjamin ... Cardinal of Mexico
Jonathan Burn ... Father Bianchi
Peter Copley ... Cardinal Ricci
Rupert Davies ... Cardinal of Bologna
Roger Delgado ... Cardinal of Rio
John Franklyn-Robbins ... Ceremonialist
Alan Gifford ... Cardinal of Boston
Robert Lee ... Cardinal of Macao
Cyril Luckham ... Cardinal Dean
Marne Maitland ... Cardinal of Bombay
Tony Steedman ... Cardinal of Paris
John Welsh ... Cardinal of Milan
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Storyline

A drama set in the Vatican and the search for a new Pope.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1965 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Anglia Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Cardinal played by Rupert Davies, who eventually ascends to the Papacy, was generally taken to be a veiled portrait of Pope John XXIII. See more »

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