Sebastian Baczkiewicz

Pilgrim: The Winter Queen
  • Pilgrim: The Winter Queen

    • Sebastian Baczkiewicz

    • Carolyn Pickles (Read by)

    • Fenella Woolgar (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Paul Hilton (Read by)

    Every year, on the winter solstice, the small town of Melcombe observes an annual custom, the roots and meaning of which are lost in the mists of time. A torch-lit procession to the ancient tomb of Cairndale Knapp, overlooking the town, puts the old sun to bed, and greets the new sun in the morning, restoring balance to the year.

    This year, however, Mr Sam Notice has bought the Knapp, and has set about landscaping it. And, with the felling of an ancient yew tree, the roots and meaning of the old custom spring malevolently to life, as the Winter Queen is finally released from her prison, and bent on revenge.

    Told over the two days of the winter solstice - Pilgrim walks again between the worlds of magick and of men.

Sebastian Baczkiewicz is an English writer. Bacziewicz trained as an actor at The Drama Centre in London. He was the BBC's first writer in residence in 2000. [Wikipedia]