Lucy Catherine

Gudrun: Series 5-7
  • Gudrun: Series 5-7

    • Lucy Catherine

    • Kate Phillips (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Rosie Boore (Read by)

    • Hollie Burgess (Read by)

    Series 5-7 of the Viking epic of love, revenge and faith set in 11th-century Iceland

    Born into a world of otherworldly beauty yet unforgiving harshness, Icelandic heroine Gudrun must fight to forge an independent path and live according to her own rules. A tenacious survivor, she has endured much pain in her young life, from widowhood to the death of her lover, the burning of her family home, separation from her beloved daughter, Sigrid, and being cut adrift from her homeland.

    Now, after many years away, Gudrun sails once more into Icelandic waters, with a plan to rescue her daughter who is being brought up in the new Christian faith. But her return to the Sacred Land is not the homecoming she had hoped for, and she soon finds herself exiled again and heading for the New World, with all its new possibilities and new dangers.

    Meanwhile, Sigrid arrives in England to marry a man she has never met. Struggling to understand this strange new land of Saxons and Danes, she must keep her darkest secret well-hidden if she is to survive...

    Written by Lucy Catherine and inspired by the famous Icelandic Laxdæla saga, this epic tale of love, revenge and faith stars Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders, War and Peace) as Gudrun, with Rosie Boore and Hollie Burgess as Sigrid.

    Written by Lucy Catherine
    Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko and Jessica Dromgoole

    Gudrun - Kate Phillips
    Freija - Samantha Dakin
    Dag - Cameron Percival/Joseph Ayres
    Sylvia - Carolyn Pickles/Susan Jameson
    Volva - Carolyn Pickles
    Aoife - Lucy Doyle
    Hakon/Guard 2/Priest/King Sweyn - Michael Bertenshaw
    Bolli/Guard 1 - Lewis Bray
    Aslak - Tony Turner
    Sigrid - Rosie Boore/Hollie Burgess
    Leif - Don Gilet/Chris Pavlo
    Warrior - Don Gilet
    Frederick - Simon Scardifield
    Heidr - Jeannette Percival/Helen Clapp
    Kjartan - Luke MacGregor/Ian Dunnett Jnr
    The Virgin - Marilyn Nnadebe
    Sailors - Chris Harper and Joseph Ayre
    Gorm - David Hounslow
    Canute - Aaron Gelkoff
    Gunnar - Chris Pavlo
    Panuk - Kenny Blyth
    Saxon - Joseph Ayre
    Vali/Dane - Chris Harper
    Tofa - Debbie Korley
    Jesus - Paul Hilton
    Truda - Charlotte East
    Monk/Servant - Ian Dunnett Jnr
    Tobias - Hasan Dixon
    Abbot Bettega/John Crescentius/Pope - Roger Ringrose
    Nun - Emma Handy
    Woman/Garvinicus - Jane Whittenshaw
    Soldiers - Ian Dunnett Jnr and Hasan Dixon
    Jesson at 7 - Harry Clarke

    First broadcast BBC Radio 4: 3-14 December 2018 (Series 5), 20-31 May 2019 (Series 6), 1-12 March 2021 (Series 7)

Lucy Catherine has written extensively for BBC Radio Drama, including her adaptation of THE MASTER AND MARGARITA by Mikhail Bulgakov (2015), which won the BBC 'Best Audio Drama (Adapted)' Award; her adaptation of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN (2012); and her half hour 'Gothic Horror' original LOOTED.

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