While England is threatened by rebellion, the king's scapegrace son Hal haunts the taverns of London, accompanied by the dissolute Falstaff and his band of rogues. The Earl of Northumberland and his fiery son, Hotspur, scheme to overthrow the crown. Will Hal own up to his duty as Prince of Wales, or will Falstaff's influence prove too strong? The issue is decided at the climactic battle of Shrewsbury. Performed by Julian Glover, Jamie Glover, Richard Griffiths, and the Arkangel cast.