British Broadcasting Corporation, 1983 - 144 pages
King Lear of Britain resolves to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, asking for a profession of their love for him. The two eldest, Goneril and Regan, feign love and are rewarded, but Cordelia, the youngest, disappoints her father with her reserve. Disinherited, Cordelia marries the King of France, and Lear suffers the contempt of his other daughters. Cordelia attempts to intervene with an army, but is defeated and executed. Lear dies broken hearted.