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BBC Television Shakespeare

Season 1 Episode 9

King Henry the Fifth

Aired Unknown Dec 23, 1979 on BBC Two
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King Henry the Fifth
King Henry the Fifth is the 1979 BBC Television production of Shakespeare's history play. Now that he is King, Henry V (David Gwillim) no longer resembles his degenerate Prince Hal of his youth. He leads his fleet to France and must survive an assassination attempt before going to battle against the French.moreless

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    David Gwillim

    David Gwillim

    King Henry V

    Guest Star

    Derek Hollis

    Derek Hollis

    Duke of York

    Guest Star

    Roger Davenport

    Roger Davenport

    Duke of Clarence

    Guest Star

    Gordon Gostelow

    Gordon Gostelow


    Recurring Role

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      • King Henry V:

        This day is called the feast of Crispian:
        He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
        Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
        And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
        He that shall live this day, and see old age,
        Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
        And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian':
        Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
        And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
        Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
        But he'll remember with advantages
        What feats he did that day: then shall our names,
        Familiar in his mouth as household words,
        Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
        Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
        Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.
        This story shall the good man teach his son;
        And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
        From this day to the ending of the world,
        But we in it shall be remember'd;
        We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
        For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
        Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
        This day shall gentle his condition:
        And gentlemen in England now a-bed
        Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
        And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
        That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

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