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Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

4 Extra Debut. ‘And the game begins anew…’ A world of gods and monsters, fiery endings and new beginnings awaits. Stars Diana Rigg.

‘And the game begins anew…’

We meet the trickster god Loki and his astonishing children – the giant wolf Fenrir, Jormungundr the snake that encircles the world, and Hel, the little girl who grows up to be Queen of the dead.

We meet Odin the all-father, who sacrificed his eye to see the future, and Freya the understandably angry, most beautiful of the gods and always being gambled for by unwanted suitors. And the stories take us to the very end of the world, Ragnarok.

Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology invites us into a world of gods and monsters, fiery endings and new beginnings, tricks and trust.

Diana Rigg, Derek Jacobi, Colin Morgan and Natalie Dormer lead a stellar cast, inviting us into these stories of old betrayals – and new hope.

Also featuring Neil Gaiman himself.

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

Teller ….. Diana Rigg
Odin ….. Derek Jacobi
Freya ..... Natalie Dormer
Loki ….. Colin Morgan
Thor ….. Nathaniel Martello-White
Balder ….. Luke Newberry
Thrym ….. Nonso Anozie
Fenrir ….. Rhashan Stone
Heimdall …..Tayla Kovacevic -Ebong
Mimir ….. Don Gilet
Sif ….. Lucy Doyle
The Stranger ….. Lewis Bray
Brokk ….. Michael Bertenshaw
Hel ….. Alexandra Constantinidi
Eitri ….. Cameron Percival
Angrboda ….. Saffron Coomber
Magnus ….. Eviee Lavery
Young Hel ….. Grace Doherty
Radio ….. Neil Gaiman

Sound Design: Wilfredo Acosta

Director/ Producer: Allegra McIlroy

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2018.

1 hour, 27 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2021 04:00

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