Tennyson's Idylls of the King, a 2hr adaptation by the UK's BBC R3

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Tennyson's Idylls of the King, a 2hr adaptation by the UK's BBC R3

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1chrisharpe
Jul 8, 2013, 5:27am

Alfred Lord Tennyson - Idylls of the King, a 2hr adaptation on the UK's BBC R3
Available for 7 days at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lk6vj

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. With Tim Pigott-Smith (narrator/Tennyson), John Keeble (Arthur), Simon Harrison (Lancelot) and Kathryn Hunt (Guinevere). Music by Paul Carghill.