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The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown


The Hollow Crown is a tale of family, politics and power. The films tell the rise and fall of three Kings and how their destiny shaped our history. Richard II is a vain, self-indulgent man who rules with little regard for his people’s welfare. He is ultimately overthrown by his cousin Bolingbroke, who ascends the throne as Henry IV. Henry IV’s reign is marred by his own guilt over Richard’s death, civil war, and the fear that his son Hal is a total wastrel. When Hal comes to the throne as Henry V he is left to bury the ghosts of his father’s past whilst fighting his own demons.
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Prev: 1x04 -- Henry V (Jul/21/2012)


Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king when the French ambassador brings a challenge from the Dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers Exeter and York, Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The chorus tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king, Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt.

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Cast
David Morrissey
As Earl of Northumberland
David Suchet
As Duke of York
Isabella Laughland
As Lady in Waiting to the Queen
Jeremy Irons
As Henry IV
Lindsay Duncan
As Duchess of York
Lucian Msamati
As Bishop of Carlisle
Patrick Stewart
As John of Gaunt
Richard Bremmer
As Abbot of Westminster
Rory Kinnear
As Henry Bolingbroke
Simon Russell Beale
As Falstaff

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Based On The Works Of: William Shakespeare

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Warning: The Hollow Crown guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | History | Literature
Status: Returning Series
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Saturdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: June 30, 2012
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