King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.
Director: Peter Glenville
Genre: Drama, History
Cast: Christopher Rhodes, David Davenport, David Weston, Donald Wolfit, Elizabeth Taylor, Felix Aylmer, Frank Pettingell, Gino Cervi, Hamilton Dyce, Inigo Jackson, Jack Taylor, Jennifer Hilary