The BBC Television Shakespeare | Henry IV Part I
Henry IV Part I
A 1979 BBC production of Shakespeare's history play which features the opportunistic miscreant, Sir John Falstaff. This was broadcast as part of the 37-play BBC Television Shakespeare project.Tweet
Shakespeare In Perspective | Henry IV Part I
George Melly offers a personal view of the play Henry IV Part I, and introduces Sir John Falstaff whom he regards as Shakespeare's 'greatest comic creation'.
Performance | Henry IV Part I
Part 1 of a 1995 BBC screen adaptation by John Caird which compresses both parts of Henry IV into a three-hour television drama focusing on the father/son relationships in the plays. It tells the story of a young man's elevation from immature prince to responsible king and explores timeless themes against the brutal backdrop of medieval England. This production was transmitted in two parts with a five minute break.