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Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses

Sundays at 9pm on CET & Mondays at 8pm on CET Arts

Following the four-part “The Hollow Crown,” “The Wars of the Roses” continues the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays: Parts I and II of Henry VI and Richard III. Together, they span rebellion in France, the rise and fall of Joan of Arc, the terror of England’s Civil War and the deceitful dynastic murders culminating in the infamous reign of Richard III.

Henry VI: Part 1
December 11 at 9pm on CET
December 12 at 8pm on CET Arts

England is in crisis. War rages and divisions within the English court threaten the crown.

Henry VI: Part 2
December 18 at 9pm on CET
December 19 at 8pm on CET Arts

Bitter rivalries erupt. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret.

Richard III
December 25 at 9pm on CET
December 26 at 8pm on CET Arts

In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George.