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Telling Tales: The Odyssey

A difficult and long journey for Odysseus - and contemporary refugees, who are currently caught in limbo.

Homer’s epic spoken poem The Odyssey was composed 3000 years ago. It is a tale of Odysseus's ten year long journey home after the battle of Troy with its countless trials and adventures along the way.

And alongside the story of Odysseus we hear from contemporary refugees, currently caught in limbo, living in camps in modern day Greece, who speak of their own experiences and challenges as they leave one home and hope to find another.

Image: Odysseus and his companions in the stormy sea, Credit: Getty Images

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27 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Oct 2018 11:32GMT

Broadcasts

  • Wed 4 Apr 2018 10:32GMT
  • Wed 4 Apr 2018 21:32GMT
  • Thu 5 Apr 2018 01:32GMT
  • Sat 7 Apr 2018 17:32GMT
  • Sat 20 Oct 2018 18:32GMT
  • Sun 21 Oct 2018 11:32GMT