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Michael Wood on Beowulf

Historian Michael Wood returns to his first great love, the Anglo-Saxon world, to reveal the origins of our literary heritage. Focusing on Beowulf and drawing on other Anglo-Saxon classics, he traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages.

Travelling across the British Isles from East Anglia to Scotland and with the help of Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, actor Julian Glover, local historians and enthusiasts, he brings the story and language of this iconic poem to life.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Tue 17 Sep 2013 23:00


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Wood
ParticipantSeamus Heaney
ParticipantJulian Glover
ProducerArif Nurmohamed
Executive ProducerEamon Hardy