King Henry the Fourth [videorecording] / [written] by William Shakespeare ; BBC Television production in association with Time-Life Television ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, David Giles.
[London] : BBC Worldwide, 1979.
2 videocassettes (298 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Part I. The boisterous Falstaff leads Prince Hal, the heir to the throne, through London's lowlife taverns. While the young prince wastes his youth, a civil war threatens the monarchy. When the battle of Shrewsbury results, Prince Henry redeems himself at last.
Part II. A panorama of Medieval English life. The passage of time brings the older generations closer to the grave, and the young closer to leadership. The play ends with the death of Henry IV, banishment of Falstaff and the coronation of Prince Hal as Henry V.