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Season 41, Episode 1 The Hollow Crown: Richard II

First Aired: September 20, 2013

A series of filmed adaptations of Shakespeare history plays commences with "Richard II," about a self-indulgent monarch (Ben Whishaw) who is overthrown by a rival (Rory Kinnear) he banished from the realm and whose rightful inheritance he seized.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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