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Ivanhoe came to the rescue of King Richard I during the Third Crusade but has since disappeared. Rowenna, his betrothed, waits anxiously for news. From July 2014.

The second season of adaptations of some of Sir Walter Scott's most popular novels with David Tennant as Walter Scott.

Scott Cherry adapts Ivanhoe.

Set in 1194 after the failure of the third Crusade, King Richard I is said to be in captivity in Austria after having been taken on his way back to England. In his absence, his brother John is plotting to take over the throne.

Wilfred of Ivanhoe, son of Cedric and one of the few remaining Saxon Lords, joined Richard in the Crusade but has been disinherited by his father for showing allegiance to a Norman. Ivanhoe is rumoured to have come to the rescue of his King in his hour of need but has since disappeared. Is he alive? Rowenna - the woman he loves - anxiously waits for news.

Adapted by Scott Cherry

Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio.

58 minutes


Role Contributor
Ivanhoe Mark Bonnar
Isaac Henry Goodman
Gurth Henry Goodman
Cedric Christian Rodska
Rowena Laura Molyneux
Guilbert David Troughton
Rebecca Sasha Behar
Elgitha Sasha Behar
Fitzurse Will Adamsdale
Wamba Will Adamsdale
De Bracy Nicholas Murchie
Prince John Nigel Cooke
Prior Aymer Edward Max
Producer Clive Brill
Director Clive Brill
Adaptor Scott Cherry
Author Walter Scott


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