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Masterpiece Theatre; Henry V

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Masterpiece Theatre
Henry V
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Program premiered in 1971 with The First Churchills. Hosted by Alastair Cooke. Intended as a showcase for the best of British television drama. Spawned MYSTERY! in 1980. Current executive producer Rebecca Eaton. All promotion of program done by Frank Goodman & Associates (see below). Synopsis, cast information and producers listed by individual title. Series release date: 1971

Program Description

Shakespeare's play brought to rousing life in this theatrically released production produced, directed and acted by Kenneth Branagh. At the age of 27, Henry V is the ruler of the most powerful country in the world. he embarks on a ruthless campaign to win the throne of France, culminating in the bloody battle of Agincourt in 1415.

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