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Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands 

Beowulf returns to his homeland of Herot in the Shieldlands to pay his respects to deceased king Hrothgar (William Hurt). But past jealousies mean Beowulf gets a frosty welcome, especially ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Kieran Bew ...  Beowulf 12 episodes, 2016
Joanne Whalley ...  Rheda 12 episodes, 2016
Ed Speleers ...  Slean 12 episodes, 2016
Laura Donnelly ...  Elvina 12 episodes, 2016
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ...  Breca 12 episodes, 2016
Jack Rowan ...  Brinni / ... 12 episodes, 2016
Elliot Cowan ...  Abrecan 12 episodes, 2016
Edward Hogg ...  Varr 12 episodes, 2016
Ellora Torchia ...  Vishka 12 episodes, 2016
Lolita Chakrabarti ...  Lila 11 episodes, 2016
Jacob Moller-Andersen Jacob Moller-Andersen ...  Wulfing Warrior 10 episodes, 2016
Graham Saxon Graham Saxon ...  Huskala 10 episodes, 2016
Alan Billingham Alan Billingham ...  Herot Villager 9 episodes, 2016
Holly Earl ...  Kela 8 episodes, 2016
Lee Boardman ...  Hane 7 episodes, 2016
Susan Aderin Susan Aderin ...  Kendra 7 episodes, 2016
Sarah MacRae Sarah MacRae ...  Saray 6 episodes, 2016
William Hurt ...  Hrothgar 5 episodes, 2016
Ian Puleston-Davies ...  Lagrathorn 5 episodes, 2016
Liam Ainsworth Liam Ainsworth ...  Draven 5 episodes, 2016
Allison McKenzie ...  Arla 5 episodes, 2016
David Ajala ...  Rate 5 episodes, 2016
Ashley Thomas ...  Gil 5 episodes, 2016
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Beowulf returns to his homeland of Herot in the Shieldlands to pay his respects to deceased king Hrothgar (William Hurt). But past jealousies mean Beowulf gets a frosty welcome, especially from Hrothgar's wife, Rheda (Joanne Whalley), and son, Slean (Ed Speelers). Written by Anon

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Filmed in County Durham and Blyth (near Cramlington) in the beautiful north east of England See more »

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For a Young Audience
4 January 2016 | by midnightsilvered-roseSee all my reviews

I hoped for so much something as great as 'Vikings,' or 'The Last Kingdom,'but it felt like an episode of Doctor Who (i.e. more for kids and sets that look like sets). Then after a lot of irritated huffing and puffing on my part, I realised it has been made for a young audience who would get the most from this ambitious reworking and I expect these it would delight. I can't rate this properly as it wasn't made for me, but if I look back to my earlier tastes in life, am sure I'd have revelled in this show. The time slot should have given me a clue that it wasn't intended for me and all the gripes I had are answered by it being reworked for it's target audience which doesn't include me. From childhood to 24 I expect I'd have loved this version of Beowulf. I hope enough of it's target audience find it.


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