- Score: 8.3/10
- Country: UK,
- Seasons: 2
- Duration: 150 min/Episode
- Genres: Drama,History,
A mini-series of adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays: Richard II, Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V.
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 fourteenth 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.
Anton Lesser, Tom Georgeson, Tom Hiddleston, James Laurenson, Julie Walters, Will Attenborough, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alan David, Ian Conningham, Phoebe Fox, Drew Dillon, Barney Harris, Keeley Hawes, John Heffernan, Matthew Needham, Lucy Robinson, Stanley Townsend, Jo Stone-Fewings, Dominic Rowan, Matthew Tennyson, Samuel Valentine, Jamie Ballard, Simon Russell Beale, John Mackay, Sophie Okonedo, Tom Sturridge, Alun Armstrong, Conrad Asquith, Ben Daniels, Adrian Dunbar, James Fleet, David Dawson, Michelle Dockery, Henry Faber, Stuart McQuarrie, Ben Miles, Jeremy Irons, Paul Ritter, Maxine Peake, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Jason Watkins, Sam Troughton, Al Weaver,