GREAT PERFORMANCES: “The Hollow Crown – Henry IV, Part 2”

GREAT PERFORMANCES: “The Hollow Crown – Henry IV, Part 2”

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 9:00pm

Tom Hiddleston as Prince Hal

Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt © Neal Street Productions

Follow Prince Hal’s path to reconciliation with his father and his ascension to the throne.

In the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts, on behalf of the increasingly frail king, to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston). The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet (Maxine Peake). The rebel forces are overcome, bringing comfort to the dying king, who is finally reconciled to his son. Falstaff rushes to Hal’s coronation with expectations of high office, only to be rebuffed by the former prince who has now become King Henry V. GREAT PERFORMANCES: “The Hollow Crown – Henry IV, Part 2” airs Friday, October 4, 2013 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

L to R: Michelle Dockery as Kate Percy, Niamh Cusack as Lady Northumberland, Alun Armstrong as Earl of Northumberland Credit: Courtesy of Joss Barratt © Neal Street Productions

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