An adaptation by Michael Symmons of Alfred Lord Tennyson's The Idylls of the King, narrated by Tim Pigott-smith and broadcast to mark the bicentenary of the poet's birth.
In this extraordinary epic poem, Tennyson transforms Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, infusing the legend of King Arthur with a passionate intensity.
Told here in five acts, the central arc of the narrative encompasses Arthur's arrival, his relationship with Lancelot and Guinevere, the Holy Grail, the last tournament and his death.
Lord Astolat/Bedivere....Malcolm Raeburn
Music by Paul Carghill
Directed by Susan Roberts.
An adaptation of Tennyson's The Idylls of the King narrated by Tim Pigott-smith
Alfred Lord Tennyson's epic poem The Idylls of the King, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith and adapted by Michael Symmons Roberts
Music by Paul Cargill
Directed in Manchester by Susan Roberts
First broadcast in July 2009.