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- 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
As Northumberland swears revenge for his son's death and gathers his allies to fight the ailing king,the Lord Chief Justice,having rebuked Falstaff for being a bad influence on Hal,charges him to recruit an army on Henry's behalf. After brawling with the truculent Pistol Falstaff prepares to leave his lover, Doll Tearsheet,criticizing Hal to her,unaware that the prince is eaves-dropping. Falstaff assembles a motley crew from Justice Shallow but Henry's cousin Westmoreland arrests the rebel leaders after duping them into a truce. Hal,assuming his father is dead,dons the crown and is berated by the dying king,but they reconcile as Henry's last gesture is to crown his son. Hal accedes to the throne as Henry V but,now aware he must put frivolity aside,banishes Falstaff as his first act as ruler.