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Henry IV - Part 1

Episode 2 of 5

When King Henry is threatened by rebellion led by Hotspur, his dissolute son Prince Hal must join him to defeat the rebels and fight Hotspur in single combat.

The heir to the throne Prince Hal defies his father King Henry by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff and his companions. The king is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival Hotspur, his father Northumberland and his uncle Worcester. In the face of this danger to the state, Prince Hal joins his father to defeat the rebels at the Battle of Shrewsbury and kill Hotspur in single combat.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Henry IV and Henry V: Costume Designer Annie Symons

Henry IV and Henry V: Costume Designer Annie Symons

"I looked at football hooligans, the way they move and wear colours. We thought about war as sport which it definitively was in the age of chivalry."

 

Costume Designer Annie Symons discusses the creative and practical process of clothing the cast.

 

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Credits

Role Contributor
Henry IV Jeremy Irons
Falstaff Simon Russell Beale
Prince Hal Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly Julie Walters
Northumberland Alun Armstrong
Hotspur Joe Armstrong
Poins David Dawson
Kate Percy Michelle Dockery
Bardolph Tom Georgeson
Worcester David Hayman
Westmoreland James Laurenson
Mortimer Harry Lloyd
Doll Tearsheet Maxine Peake
Glendower Robert Pugh
Lady Mortimer Alex Clatworthy
Peto Ian Conningham
Douglas Stephen McCole
Lancaster Henry Faber
Vernon Mark Tandy
Coleville Dominic Rowan
Blunt Jolyon Coy
Francis John Heffernan
Sheriff John Ashton
Bracy Conrad Asquith
Hotspur's Servant Jim Bywater
Producer Rupert Ryle-Hodges
Director Richard Eyre
Writer Richard Eyre
Author William Shakespeare

Broadcasts

  • Sat 7 Jul 2012 22:00
  • Sun 8 Jul 2012 21:00
  • Thu 27 Dec 2012 23:30
  • Tue 26 Apr 2016 23:00

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