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Henry V

Episode 4 of 5

Henry V, now settled on the throne, faces a challenge from France. England prepares for war, and Henry leads his men across the channel where they will meet the enemy at Agincourt.

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.

2 hours, 15 minutes

Last on

Thu 28 Apr 2016 23:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Henry V Tom Hiddleston
Mistress Quickly Julie Walters
The Chorus John Hurt
Alice Geraldine Chaplin
Thomas Erpingham Paul Freeman
Bardolph Tom Georgeson
Duke of Burgundy Richard Griffiths
Duke of York Paterson Joseph
Westmorland James Laurenson
Exeter Anton Lesser
Pistol Paul Ritter
Archbishop of Canterbury Malcolm Sinclair
Captain Fluellen Owen Teale
Princess Katherine Melanie Thierry
Charles, King of France Lambert Wilson
Louis, the Dauphin Edward Akrout
Corporal Nym Tom Brooke
Montjoy Jeremie Covillault
The Constable of France Maxime Lefrancois
Duke of Orleans Stanley Weber
Williams Gwilym Lee
Earl of Salisbury Richard Clothier
Bishop of Ely Nigel Cooke
Peto John Dagleish
Falstaff's Boy George Sargeant
Producer Rupert Ryle-Hodges
Director Thea Sharrock
Author William Shakespeare

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