The Hollow Crown: Season 1, Episode 4

Henry V (21 Jul. 2012)

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Hal is now a responsible monarch as Henry V,his rejection of Falstaff hastening the latter's death. Told by courtiers that,through Edward III,he has a claim to the French throne he makes ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Louis, the Dauphin
Corporal Nym
Alice (as Géraldine Chaplin)
Richard Clothier ...
Earl of Salisbury
Nigel Cooke ...
Bishop of Ely
Jérémie Covillault ...
John Bates
Philippe De Brugada ...
Governor of Harfleur
Thomas Dennis ...
Young Messenger
Thomas Erphingham
Tom Georgeson ...
The Chorus


Hal is now a responsible monarch as Henry V,his rejection of Falstaff hastening the latter's death. Told by courtiers that,through Edward III,he has a claim to the French throne he makes overtures to the Dauphin but is sent a humiliating present of tennis balls. He prepares an expeditionary force to cross the Channel and take the throne,capturing the town of Harfleur during a surprise nocturnal raid following an inspirational speech. Though merciful to its inhabitants Henry allows soldier Bardolph to be hung for looting. After another truce is turned down by the Fench Henry prepares for the pitched battle of Agincourt,wandering the camp in disguise on its eve to gauge opinion of him. The battle is won with minimal English losses and the French king,whose daughter Henry marries,declares him to be his successor. However an end title shows that Henry dies of dysentary at the age of thirty-five and we are told that his son Henry VI loses possession of France. Written by don @ minifie-1

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A resounding success
24 February 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

HENRY V is the last of the BBC's 2012 TV miniseries THE HOLLOW CROWN, which showcased adaptations of Shakespeare's RICHARD II, HENRY IV PART 1 & 2, and now this. RICHARD II with Ben Whishaw was undoubtedly the strongest of the bunch, but HENRY V comes close at times and proves far better than the slightly interminable HENRY IV, PARTS 1 & 2.

It's a better play all round, because this is actually about something: it's about war, leadership, class, and what it takes to be a man. Tom Hiddleston comes into his own in this one and delivers an excellent performance to rival that of Branagh or Olivier. To think I hated the guy in those superhero movies he appears in, only to find out that he's a decent actor after all!

The paucity of the BBC budget is sometimes apparent in the ridiculously small-scale battle sequences (on a par with those in the SHARPE TV series) but the atmosphere and drama are nonetheless top-notch, and the casting director should also be commended for fitting out some great actors for the supporting roles (Owen Teale, for example). Certainly a rousing finish to the series, at least until THE HOLLOW CROWN returns with Benedict Cumberbatch (among others) next year.

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