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A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.
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 Exeter (4 episodes, 2012-2016)
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 Falstaff (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Prince Hal / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Tom Georgeson ...
 Bardolph (3 episodes, 2012)
John Mackay ...
 Brakenbury (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Queen Margaret (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Westmoreland (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Henry VI (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Mistress Quickly (3 episodes, 2012)
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 King's guardsman (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Northumberland (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Gloucester (2 episodes, 2012)
Conrad Asquith ...
 Bracy (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Richard III (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Duke of Buckingham (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Plantagenet (2 episodes, 2016)
Alan David ...
 Bishop of Ely (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Peto (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Hastings / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Anne (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Poins (2 episodes, 2012)
Drew Dillon ...
 Drawer (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Kate Percy (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Prince Ned (2 episodes, 2016)
Henry Faber ...
 Lancaster (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Queen Elizabeth (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Vernon (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Somerset (2 episodes, 2016)
John Heffernan ...
 Francis (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Needham ...
 Basset (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Henry IV (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Young Cecily (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Pistol (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Warwick (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Doll Tearsheet (2 episodes, 2012)
Jo Stone-Fewings ...
 Lord Stanley / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Geoffrey Streatfeild ...
 Edward IV (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Suffolk (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Coleville (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Tennyson ...
 Clarence (2 episodes, 2012)
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 George, Duke of Clarence (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Rivers (2 episodes, 2016)
Jamie Ballard ...
 Grieving Son / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Kevin Smith ...
 Fighting soldier / ... (2 episodes, 2012-2016)
Tina Holland ...
 Church Goer (2 episodes, 2012)
Jimm Stark ...
 Street Servant (2 episodes, 2012)
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New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the 'Henriad' for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the 14th century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict and betrayal. Written by PKemp

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This series brings together Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott who played arch-enemies in Sherlock, playing Sherlock and Jim Moriarty respectively. See more »

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Featured in 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) See more »

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Superb production.
20 July 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I was at school, Shakespeare was as dry as the pages it was written on. To watch it, performed by actors who really know and understand Shakespeare, and can convey that in their work, is to enter a world of majesty, of subtle innuendo, of humour and of total understanding of the work of the Shakespeare who used his gift to allow 'the common man' to discuss and understand the goings-on and political machinations of his age. There are no 'spoilers' when it comes to Shakespeare - the work is out there in a myriad of forms and interpretations, waiting to be read. This production is one of the best available. Watch it, then read the plays. Savour the words. Go back and watch the scene performed. Truly appreciate the nuance and the masterful language of the master at work. I cannot recommend this production highly enough. From the haughty, almost effete King Richard (Ben Wishaw) through Jeremy Iron's haunted Henry IV to the masterpiece of development that is Tom Hiddleston's Prince Hal, this production brings the humanity and the grandeur of the role of King and all that conveys. Get it. Watch it. Love it.


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