New adaptations of Shakespeare's tetralogy of history plays comprising the "Henriad" for the BBC's 2012 Cultural Olympiad: King Richard II; King Henry IV, Part 1; King Henry IV, Part 2; King Henry V. The plays chronicle a continuous period in British history from the end of the fourteenth century to the aftermath of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Together, the plays comprise a story with recurring themes of power struggles, redemption, family conflict, and betrayal.
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Sophie Okonedo has portrayed a British Queen before, albeit fictional, when she played Liz Ten on two episodes of Doctor Who (2005) with the eleventh doctor, Matt Smith. See more