Peter Thomson

The Heart of Hark’un

The Heart of Hark’un

A BBC Radio Full-Cast Fantasy Adventure


The BBC Radio full-cast fantasy adventures of a young wizard in The Fabled Lands

When the Great Wizard sends young student sorcerer Arcos on a mission, neither of them realises quite how perilous a journey it will prove to be...

Around him, Arcos has only a small band of friends and allies, including Kadar, a one-time friend of Arcos's father. Between their rag-tag group and their goal are demons, Deadlands, and diabolical sorcerers, all of which are determined to keep Arcos from completing his task.

As he begins to examine the real cost of his journey - as well as the paths which have led him to such a deadly position - Arcos must ask: Can he harness the power of the Grimoire? Will he face the truth of his story? And who can he trust to escape the terrible danger they will eventually face?

Set in the legendary world of Jamie Thomson's fantasy fighting game books, The Fabled Lands, and written by Jamie and his brother Peter Thomson, The Heart of Hark'un stars Francis Thomson as Arcos, with Trevor Peacock (The Vicar of Dibley, Midsomer Murders), Liz Whiting (Peak Practice, The Two Ronnies) and Emma Fielding (Silk, EastEnders), and is perfect for adventure-seeking fans of Elvenquest and Tales from the Perilous Realm.

Cast and credits

Arcos - Francis Thomson
Kaddah - Trevor Peacock
Vanna - Liz Whiting
Shazir - Crawford Logan
Bereneth - Edward Kelsey
Va - Melanie Hudson
Alviza - Emma Fielding
Zander - Robert Portal
Kishah - John Church
Rashiq - Theresa Streatfeild
The General - Clarence Smith

Written by Peter Thomson & Jamie Thomson
Produced by Peter Hutchings

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 5, 16 September - 21 October 1991

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