Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Simon Armitage goes on a journey to discover the language and landscape of the Arthurian romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and finds modern relevance in its hero's trials.
Simon Armitage goes on a journey to discover the language and landscape of our first great Arthurian romance, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. For JRR Tolkien, Gawain is 'a fairy tale for adults', but Armitage finds strong modern relevance in the trials of its stripling hero and a tale of do or die. A marvel of the imagination, Armitage argues that Gawain must take its place alongside Chaucer and Shakespeare at the head of the canon.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Series Producer||Mary Sackville-West|