Great Performances

  • 1972
  • 18 Seasons
  • TV-PG

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 perhaps its most famous. There have been more than 600 `Great Performances' all told. Some might have been...

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Season 41, Episode 1 The Hollow Crown: Richard II

First Aired: September 20, 2013

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