Winner 1961

An Age of Kings

BBC Television

Entertainment and education became synonymous in An Age of Kings, a brilliant and imaginative portrayal of Shakespeare’s rich pageant of English history. Through the cooperation of the British Broadcasting Corporation, National Educational Television and Radio Center, Metropolitan Broadcasting, and stations too numerous to name, this ambitious and distinguished series made possible the widest visual availability of the works of the Bard of Avon in the history of British and American television. In addition to this Peabody recognition of BBC for this valuable contribution to culture, special commendation goes to NET, Metropolitan, the individual stations, and the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey and its affiliate, Humble Oil and Refining Company, for their parts in this notable cultural venture.