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A miniseries of adaptations of Shakespeare's history plays: Richard II, Henry IV Parts One and Two, and Henry V.
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2016   2013  
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...  Exeter 4 episodes, 2012-2016
...  Falstaff 3 episodes, 2012
Tom Georgeson ...  Bardolph 3 episodes, 2012
...  Brakenbury 3 episodes, 2016
...  Prince Hal / ... 3 episodes, 2012
...  Margaret 3 episodes, 2016
...  Westmoreland 3 episodes, 2012
...  Henry VI 3 episodes, 2016
...  Mistress Quickly 3 episodes, 2012
...  Northumberland 2 episodes, 2012
...  Gloucester 2 episodes, 2012
Conrad Asquith ...  Bracy 2 episodes, 2012
...  Richard / ... 2 episodes, 2016
...  Buckingham 2 episodes, 2016
Alan David ...  Bishop of Ely 2 episodes, 2016
...  Plantagenet 2 episodes, 2016
...  Peto 2 episodes, 2012
...  Hastings 2 episodes, 2016
...  Anne 2 episodes, 2016
...  Poins 2 episodes, 2012
Drew Dillon ...  Drawer 2 episodes, 2012
...  Kate Percy 2 episodes, 2012
...  Ned 2 episodes, 2016
Henry Faber ...  Lancaster 2 episodes, 2012
...  Queen Elizabeth 2 episodes, 2016
Stuart McQuarrie ...  Vernon 2 episodes, 2016
...  Francis 2 episodes, 2012
...  Somerset 2 episodes, 2016
Matthew Needham ...  Basset 2 episodes, 2016
...  Henry IV 2 episodes, 2012
...  Young Cecily 2 episodes, 2016
...  Pistol 2 episodes, 2012
...  Warwick 2 episodes, 2016
...  Doll Tearsheet 2 episodes, 2012
...  Stanley 2 episodes, 2016
Geoffrey Streatfeild ...  Edward IV 2 episodes, 2016
...  Coleville 2 episodes, 2012
...  Suffolk 2 episodes, 2016
...  Clarence 2 episodes, 2012
...  George 2 episodes, 2016
...  Grey 2 episodes, 2016
...  Rivers 2 episodes, 2016
Jamie Ballard ...  Grieving Son / ... 2 episodes, 2016
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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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Henry VI, a Plantagenet commissioned schools for the underprivileged, but Cromwell closed some of them down, over rumors of degeneracy. See more »

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Featured in Henry VI: Part I, Deleted Scenes (2016) See more »

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Superb production.
20 July 2012 | by 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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