June 13th 2017 As the merriment continues at SHALLOW’s house after dark, PISTOL arrives to tell FALSTAFF that KING HENRY IV is dead and that HAL is now KING HENRY V. FALSTAFF prepares to leave immediately for London, assuming that the King will summon him, and excited at the thought of the power that his position as the King’s favourite will bring. Honourable Julia Montague MP, Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani (Creators & Writers), Nicolas Brown and Julie Pastor (Executive Producers), Part one: November - December 2018 (1918-36), Part two: February - March 2019 (1936-53), Part four: June - July 2019 (1980s-Present), Classic comedy and drama from the Radio 4 Archives, An interview with Michael Gunton, Executive Producer, An interview with Rupert Barrington, Series Producer, Filming from the Savannah to the South Pole…, Interview with Matthew Rhys (Billy Winters), Interview with Allan Cubitt (Writer and Director), Interview with Simon Harper, Executive Producer of Holby City and Casualty, Holby City: 20 years, 20 facts and figures, An interview with Gemma Arterton (Clover), An interview with Freddie Fox (Captain Holly), James Prichard (CEO and Chairman of Agatha Christie Limited and Great-Grandson of Agatha Christie), Damien Timmer (Executive Producer - Mammoth Screen), Sarah Phelps (Writer and Executive Producer), About Agatha Christie and The ABC Murders, Entertainers presented by Kathleen Turner, Don Warrington (Commissioner Selwyn Patterson), BBC reveals new coming-of-age programming, Adrian Dunbar (Superintendent Ted Hastings), RuPaul and BBC Three ru-veal the first ever line-up for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Frank Tallis (Author of the Liebermann novels), Maria Fernandez-Ache (Palma Police Chief, Ines Villegas), Ben Donald (Executive producer and founder of Cosmopolitan Pictures), Sarah Brown (Executive Producer, STV Productions), Charlotte Riley (Lottie/The Spirit of Christmas Present), Michael McKean (Witchfinder Sergeant Shadwell), Neil Gaiman (Writer & Executive Producer), Douglas Mackinnon (Director & Executive Producer), The Greatest Dancer 2: Live Challenge Shows, Interview with Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge. © 2020 Focus Features. YORK with the DUCHESS OF YORK (Lindsay Duncan) describes how the people of London welcomed the new King and threw dust and dirt upon RICHARD as he was led to the Tower. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Not only a masterclass in acting but in directing and screenplay making Shakespeare not only understood but exciting as well. The King muses upon how he came to claim the crown and advises HAL to look to overseas wars as a means of reuniting the broken country. "[13], Once again, the production returned to Kent for The Wars of the Roses, filming at Dover Castle, Leeds Castle and Penshurst Place. She is smart and headstrong - very similar to Evie at that age - and wants to become a knight on the Wizr board instead of following her mother's footsteps as a Wizr. Rupert Goold, Richard Eyre, Thea Sharrock. The second half of Kingfountain ties in very heavily with the Muirwood series, and while it's not exactly necessary to read them, I would recommend it so that you can understand all of the references Wheeler makes. On a beautiful summer’s day some time later, the court waits expectantly for the challenge to begin. LANCASTER rides up. KING HENRY, meanwhile, has become very sick. Forgot your password? I'm just reading along, everything is hunky dory and then BAM. The fourth book in The Kingfountain Series, ‘The Hollow Crown’ is another wonderful foray into the kingdom of Ceredigion and the surrounding lands. If the prose and plotting is easy to follow, it's partly because the actors are so good at bringing the meanings of their lines to emotional life. They are interrupted by PETO (Ian Conningham) who bursts into the room with news that the King is in court, weary messengers are arriving from the north and a dozen Captains are searching for FALSTAFF to lead his troops to the fight.

WARWICK and WORCESTER tell the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE that the King has died. Don't have an account? None of their characters gripped me in the same way and made me feel as though I had to be part of their story. HAL suggests to POINS that they should enter the tavern in disguise and surprise FALSTAFF at dinner that evening. HAL explains that he mistakenly thought the King was dead, something which struck his heart cold. The Lords and his brothers leave the two alone. HAL sits on the throne and wears the crown. We have the same main characters but are now focused more on the lives of their children. George, brother to Richard and the king, is arrested during a birthday feast for Prince Edward and led away to the tower. In Gloucestershire, FALSTAFF, his PAGE and BARDOLPH arrive at SHALLOW’s house.

RICHARD remains unconvinced of BOLINGBROKE’S loyalty. The group decide that they are ready to publicly announce their cause. The LORD CHIEF JUSTICE again reminds FALSTAFF that he should be taking his troops to the north to join the battle. After questioning the men to select the most suitable candidates, SHALLOW and SILENCE leave to have a drink.

RICHARD refuses on the basis that none of them are innocent. On Jeff Wheeler's own website he recommends that you read The Legends of Muirwood series before continuing with the second trilogy in the Kingfountain series. HENRY sets the date for his own coronation. WARWICK points out that HAL is no fan of the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE, who now fears for his position. He is also one of the founders of Deep Magic: the E-zine of Clean Fantasy and Science Fiction (, “Never greet a devil till you meet one or cross a bridge before you've reached it. Based on the works of William Shakespeare. I so often read stories where the female lead is dependent, whining or not as developed as she should be.

It ends and I need a good cry.

Taking the crown and warily accepting his own destiny, he takes the crown and leaves the room. | Rating: 5/5 |. As FALSTAFF stands up to pour more wine, HAL and POINS drop down into the room and angrily protest at what they’ve heard. MOWBRAY retaliates by calling BOLINGBROKE a slanderous coward.

The news is passed on to the troops and the rebel army disperse immediately.

The cast is spectacular, production values over the top, and by adding extra dimensions that enrich the story, they also deepen its meaning. BOLINGBROKE tells NORTHUMBERLAND that he will kneel before the King and pledge allegiance if the King will repeal his banishment and restore his inheritance. Premieres Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. [21] A 2-disc DVD set of The Wars of the Roses was released on 20 June 2016. Later that evening, NORTHUMBERLAND speaks with LORD ROSS (Peter De Jersey) AND LORD WILLOUGHBY (Adrian Schiller) about the King’s behaviour and his grievous treatment of the public. [14], The first four plays aired on consecutive Saturday evenings on BBC Two between 30 June and 21 July 2012. As the GROOM departs, AUMERLE enters the room carrying a crossbow and is followed by a group of servants. The film begins as KING RICHARD II (Ben Whishaw) tries to resolve a bitter dispute between his cousin, HENRY BOLINGBROKE (Rory Kinnear) and THOMAS MOWBRAY (James Purefoy). COLEVILLE realises he’s come across the man who killed HOTSPUR and hands himself over to FALSTAFF. The King addresses the court and reassures them that where his blood has previously flowed in vanity, it will now flow only in majesty. He asks for permission to leave but KING HENRY orders that RICHARD is conveyed to the Tower. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. So the focus on the children just didn't quite work for me. Accompanied by SIR JOHN BRACY (Conrad Asquith), he walks towards the throne but sits down at a table next to his younger sons. LADY NORTHUMBERLAND suggests that he goes to Scotland instead to join forces with the rebels there. PISTOL (Paul Ritter) joins them and soon riles DOLL TEARSHEET with his threatening behaviour. Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for the BAFTA Television Award for Best Leading Actor and The Wars of the Roses was nominated for Best Mini-Series.[7]. I was thrilled to find a fourth volume in this series! He also puts them through hell and back which I think is what makes these books so emotional for me.