Bardbrain of Britain
Robert Robinson presents a one-off quiz in which four amateur Shakespeare buffs compete to become BardBrain of Britain. How many Antonios are there in Shakespeare's plays? What is a "wittol"? And who describes whom as a "mad-headed ape"? Britain seems to be full of Shakespeare fans who have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the bard and his works. Find out the answers to all these questions and more in a one-off quiz comprising five rounds in which four Shakespeare fanatics compete for the coveted title of King or Queen of Shakespeariana.Tweet
Shakespeare | Rise of a Genius: Episode 1
Shakespeare waves goodbye to his family to follow his dream of becoming a playwright. He enters a world of plague, rivalry and every possible kind of danger.
The Hollow Crown | Henry V Part II
Henry V has settled onto the throne and has the makings of a fine king when the French ambassador brings a challenge from the Dauphin. Inspired by his courtiers Exeter and York, Henry swears that he will, with all force, answer this challenge. The chorus tells of England's preparations for war and Henry's army sails for France. After Exeter's diplomacy is rebuffed by the French king, Henry lays a heavy siege and captures Harfleur. The French now take Henry's claims seriously and challenge the English army to battle at Agincourt.