BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Neil Gaiman, Aisling Loftus (Read by), Alex Macqueen (Read by), Blake Ritson (Read by), Bryan Dick (Read by), Charlotte Riley (Read by), Frances Barber (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Maggie Steed (Read by), Matthew Beard (Read by), Neil Gaiman (Read by), Nicholas Boulton (Read by), Sanjeev Bhaskar (Read by), Sophie Rundle (Read by), Tori Amos (Read by)

Matthew Beard and Sophie Rundle star in a brand new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman, narrated by Eleanor Bron.

Challenged to retrieve a fallen star, Tristran Thorn leaves the sleepy English village of Wall and crosses into the land of Faerie and the realm of Stormhold. Locating the star, he discovers it is no meteorite, but a young woman, Yvaine.

When Yvaine evades him and escapes, Tristran discovers he is not the only one in pursuit of the star: there are dark forces in this magical land, and he must find Yvaine before she falls into their clutches. As he does so, Tristran will uncover the secret to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams.

Directed by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, and featuring over 20 minutes of unbroadcast material, this stunning new dramatisation boasts an extensive cast including Frances Barber, Maggie Steed, Nicholas Boulton, Blake Ritson, Bryan Dick, Charlotte Riley, Aisling Loftus, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Alex Macqueen. There are also cameo appearances by Tori Amos and Neil Gaiman. Duration: 2 hours 30 mins approx.

  • BBC Digital Audio
  • Published 2nd February 2017
  • 150 Minutes
  • £7.00