GREAT PERFORMANCES

Program Details
Air Time: 
10/12/2013 - 3:00am - 5:29am
Program Title: 
THE HOLLOW CROWN: HENRY V
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/
PSIP Description: 
Henry V settles onto the throne. The French Ambassador brings a challenge from the French Dauphin.
Long Description: 
Henry V (Tom Hiddleston) has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king when the French ambassador brings a challenge from the Dauphin (Edward Akrout). Inspired by his courtiers Exeter (Anton Lesser) and York (Patterson Joseph), 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.