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.
|Richard Burton||Peter O'Toole|
|John Gielgud||Gino Cervi|
|Paolo Stoppa||Donald Wolfit|
|David Weston||Martita Hunt|
|Pamela Brown||Siân Phillips|