The Idylls Of The King

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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.

Narrator/Tennyson....Tim Pigott-smith

Arthur....Jonathan Keeble

Lancelot....Simon Harrison

Guinevere....Kathryn Hunt

Lord Astolat/Bedivere....Malcolm Raeburn

Leodogran/Churl....Terence Mann

Lavaine/Tristram....Tom Ferguson

Dagonet....Russell Dixon

Elaine....Elen Rhys

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.