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The Sword of the King

Episode 1 of 6

By Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Stable boy Arran meets a traveller, who makes him confront his true origins and grasp the sword of destiny. Stars Ben Whishaw.

Stable boy Arran meets a traveller who makes him confront his true origins and grasp the sword of destiny.

The first of six plays telling the story of Arthur, a powerful tribal leader, who for a time brings political stability to 5th century Britain but - because of a fatal human weakness - fails to deliver a golden age.

Stars Jane Lapotaire as Morgan, Ben Whishaw as Arthur, Ian McDiarmid as Merlin, Eve Best as Young Morgan, Pam Ferris as Gaura, James Laurenson as Ector, Nicholas Boulton as Keir, Christian Rodska as Bryce, Stephen Hogan as Kerwyn and Damian Lynch, Robert Hastie & Jason Chan as the Soldiers.

Director: Gordon House

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2004.

45 minutes

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Mon 25 Sep 2017 21:15

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