Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
4 Extra Debut .A green knight issues a challenge - a test of courage and heart. Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage's translation with Ian McKellen.
Set in Arthurian Britain at Christmas time with the knights of the Round Table, whose festivities at Camelot are disrupted by the appearance of a green knight.
The stranger has come to lay down a challenge - a test of courage and heart which Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew, accepts.
Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage's translation of the medieval verse romance is narrated by Ian McKellen.
Sir Gawain ...... Samuel West
The Green Knight/Sir Bertilak ...... David Fleeshman
Bertilak's wife ...... Deborah McAndrew
Arthur/Servant ...... Conrad Nelson
With specially composed music by Gary Yershon.
Producer: Susan Roberts
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2006.