Monday, 29 October 2018

T. H. White - The Once And Future King - 3. The Queen Of Air And Darkness

T. H. WHITE - THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING - 3. THE QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS (320kbs-m4a/128mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 26th September 2018


Brian Sibley's dramatisation of T. H. White's classic retelling of the King Arthur story continues. Rebels led by King Lot and Queen Morgause of Orkney challenge Arthur's claim to the throne. As war draws nearer, darker more personal motives for bringing Arthur down emerge.

Paul Ready as Arthur, David Warner as Merlyn, Kate Fleetwood as Queen Morgause, Michael Bertenshaw as King Lot, Bruce Alexander as Archimedes, Paul Heath as Kay, Edward Bracey as Wart, Ethan Hammer as Young Kay, Shaun Mason as Gawaine, Roslyn Hill as Young Gareth, Paul Heath as Sir Kay, Jane Slavin as Madam Mim, Ian Conningham as Herald and Monty d'Inverno as Page.

Other parts are played by members of the cast.

Original music by Elizabeth Purnell
Directors: Gemma Jenkins, Marc Beeby and David Hunter

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