- Stars: Adrian Dunbar , Al Weaver , Alun Armstrong , Anton Lesser , Barney Harris , Ben Daniels , Ben Miles , Benedict Cumberbatch , Conrad Asquith , David Dawson , Dominic Rowan , Drew Dillon , Eleanor Inglis , Geoffrey Streatfeild , Henry Faber , Ian Conningham , James Fleet , James Laurenson , Jamie Lee-Hill , Jason Watkins , Jeremy Irons , Jimi James , Jimm Stark , John Heffernan , John Mackay , Julie Walters , Keeley Hawes , Lucy Robinson , Mac Pietowski , Matthew Tennyson , Maxine Peake , Michelle Dockery , Paul Ritter , Phoebe Fox , Sam Troughton , Simon Russell Beale , Sophie Okonedo , Stanley Townsend , Stephen McDade , Stuart McQuarrie , Tom Georgeson , Tom Hiddleston , Tom Sturridge , Will Attenborough
1403:- Henry IV finds himself facing uprisings from the Welsh chieftain Owen Glendower and impetuous young Harry Hotspur,son of the Duke of Northumberland,angry with the king for not paying Glendower ransom for his brother-in-law Mortimer. Another trial for Henry is the fact that his son,Prince Hal,keeps company with the older,reprobate drunkard Sir John Falstaff. Though the prince is his friend he is not above playing cruel jests on Falstaff,robbing him in disguise and returning his money after Falstaff has given an exaggerated account of his bravery in the hold-up. However Hal joins his father at the wintry battle of Shrewsbury to put down Hotspur's revolt,where Hal kills Hotspur in single combat - Falstaff later claiming credit for the deed. Hotspur is routed but Henry and Hal still have to face the uprisings of Glendower and Nortumberland,now joined by the archbishop of York.