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.
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 14th 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.
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The Hollow Crown Airs: Saturday
The Hollow Crown Status: Ended
THE HOLLOW CROWN - General Information
Series Premiere: June 30, 2012 Classification: Scripted Genre: Action | Drama | History Network: BBC Two Airs: Saturday at 09:00 pm Runtime: 120 Minutes
THE HOLLOW CROWN - Season 1 -- 4 Episodes
1x1 -- Jun 30, 2012 -- Richard II 1x2 -- Jul 07, 2012 -- Henry IV Part 1 1x3 -- Jul 14, 2012 -- Henry IV Part 2 1x4 -- Jul 21, 2012 -- Henry V
THE HOLLOW CROWN - Season 2 -- 3 Episodes
2x1 -- May 07, 2016 -- Henry VI Part 1 2x2 -- May 14, 2016 -- Henry VI Part 2 2x3 -- May 21, 2016 -- Richard III