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Young Men (#4203H) Duration: 1:26:46 SRND51 TVPG
A dramatic dance film shot on location in Northern France about soldiers trying to maintain their humanity amidst the brutality of World War I, choreographed by Ivan Perez with a score by Keaton Henson, directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt.
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The Hollow Crown: Richard II (#3614H) Duration: 2:53:54 SRND51 TV14-V
In this adaptation, Ben Whishaw plays King Richard II with Rory Kinnear as his challenger, Bolingbroke. John of Gaunt is played by Patrick Stewart, with David Suchet as The Duke of York and David Morrissey as Northumberland. Tom Hughes is Aumerle, and Mowbray is played by James Purefoy. Clemence Poesy plays the role of Queen Isabella and Lindsay Duncan plays The Duchess of York. It is directed by Rupert Goold who co-adapted the play with Ben Power.
The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 1 (#3615H) Duration: 2:23:54 SRND51 TV14
The heir to the throne, Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston), defies his father, King Henry (Jeremy Irons), by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), Hotspur's father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong) and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). 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 hand-to-hand combat. Michelle Dockery plays Hotspur's wife, Kate Percy.
The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 2 (#3616H) Duration: 2:23:54 SRND51 TV14
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 from Prince Hal. 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. This brings 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.