Two refugees, a mother and a son, have been forced to settle in a strange land. The son is frustrated, so the mother decides to tell him the story of Daniel. The Babylonians sacked the city ... See full synopsis »

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(as Lioudmila Koshkina)

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Episode cast overview:
Philip Franks ... Daniel (voice)
... Darius (voice)
Steve Hodson ... Nebuchadnezzer (voice)
... Belshazzar (voice)
... Chief Magus (voice)
Brian Hibbard ... Arioch (voice)
Sion Probert ... Ashpenaz (voice)
Richard Pearce ... Hananiah (voice)
Carolyn Pickles ... Woman (voice)
... Son (voice)
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Two refugees, a mother and a son, have been forced to settle in a strange land. The son is frustrated, so the mother decides to tell him the story of Daniel.

The Babylonians sacked the city of Jerusalem, murdering many of its citizens and making slaves out of the remainder. Daniel (Philip Franks) and the other Israelite princes are taken to King Nebuchadnezzar (Steve Hodson), who has them trained as his Magi. Daniel objects, particularly when they are offered meat from the altar of the Babylonian God, Marduk. The Crown Prince, Belshazzar (Bill Nighy), is disgusted by this refusal, while the Chief eunuch, Ashpenaz (Sion Probert), does his best to keep this behaviour hidden from the King. Soon afterwards, Nebuchadnezzar demands to see progress, and is impressed by the Israelites work, appointing them all full magi, much to the irritation of his Chief Magus.(Roger Allam).

One night, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream, and to test the skills of his advisors, asks that before they interpret it, they...

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4 December 1996 (UK)  »

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Belshazzar: [seeing the writing on the wall] Magus! Magus! Read it and you'll have riches beyond man's dreams! Gold, silver, frankincense armies of slaves, anything, yes?
Chief Magus: I... well... it looks like...
Belshazzar: You'll be my chief minister, viceroy...
Daniel: Would Your Majesty care to hear the interpretation?
Belshazzar: You can read it?... Everything I've offered!
Daniel: Keep your gifts! Reward someone else. Even your father, proud as he was came to understanding in the end, but not you.
[reading]
Daniel: Mene, mene, The Lord God has numbered the days...
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