The Hollow Crown: Henry V

The Hollow CrownThe Hollow Crown has concluded its run on PBS’s Great Performances with Henry V, starring Tom Hiddleston. If you missed this final episode, you can watch it below, thanks to PBS. Did you watch this series? What did you think? I haven’t had a chance to watch this last episode yet, but I’ve been extremely impressed with the series in general.

The Hollow Crown Clip: St. Crispin’s Day Speech from Henry V

The Hollow CrownThe Hollow Crown concludes its run on PBS’s Great Performances tomorrow with Henry V, which of course includes the famous St. Crispin’s Day speech (whence the phrase “band of brothers,” among others). Want to see Tom Hiddleston give that speech? Of course you do.

Tom Hiddleston Previews The Hollow Crown

The Hollow CrownIn this video from PBS, Tom Hiddleston hosts a preview for The Hollow Crown, which premieres a week from today, Friday, September 20th, as part of the Great Performances series. It’s based on Shakespeare’s plays Richard II, Henry IV Parts I and II, and Henry V. In addition to Hiddleston, the series stars Jeremy Irons, Michelle Dockery, Ben Whishaw, and more.

PBS Sets Dates for The Hollow Crown & The Paradise

The Hollow CrownPBS announced its fall programming slate and premiere dates yesterday, and there are a few items of interest for us. First, The Hollow Crown, based on Shakespeare’s plays Richard II, Henry IV, Parts I & II, and Henry V, will finally make it to this side of the pond on Fridays from September 20th through October 11th. The cast includes a lot of great British actors, such as Jeremy Irons, Tom Hiddleston, Ben Whishaw, Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, David Suchet, and Michelle Dockery. You can check out the BBC site for the show here.

And in October, Masterpiece Classic will premiere an adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel The Paradise, about “a young woman seduced by the dangerous charms of the modern world set against the Victorian splendor of a British department store.” It stars Joanna Vanderham. This also aired on the BBC last year, so you can learn more on their site.