Sun. Dec. 18 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | The Wars of the Roses part II continues the epic saga with more lavish film adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays. From Great Performances.
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 2 | Episode 2: Bitter rivalries erupt. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret. Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo and Keeley Hawes.
Richard III | Episode 3: In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard’s path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Phoebe Fox.