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A retelling of the famous legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood of Sherwood and many others, for all the family.

A retelling of the famous legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood of Sherwood and many others, for all the family.
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A retelling of the famous legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Robin Hood of Sherwood and many others, for all the family.

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English


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Hospital

9/30/2018
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Podcast resumption.

Duration:00:00:26

The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare: Introduction

7/9/2018
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Welcome to my new series - The Incomplete Works of Shakespeare.

Duration:00:09:12

Back in Two Weeks

6/24/2018
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The Myths and Legends of Europe will be back in 2 weeks.

Duration:00:00:29

Chapter Twenty Six: No More Heroes

6/24/2018
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The adventures of Odysseus and Aeneas come to an end. We see what happens when Odysseus finally arrives home and find out whether Aeneas's city ever gets built! The age of heroes is over.

Duration:00:15:20

Chapter Twenty Five: Journeys

6/24/2018
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Poor old Odysseus. The creator of the Wooden Horse knew he wasn't destined to get home for ten years but he never imagined quite how horrible the journey would be. On the way he loses ships and men, meets a scary one-eyed giant and has to choose between Scylla and Charybdis. Will he ever see his beloved Ithaca again?

Duration:00:22:23

Chapter Twenty Four: A Happy Homecoming... for Some

6/23/2018
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The Trojan War is over. Troy is gone, destroyed by the marauding Greek army and all of its leaders, except one, are dead. The weary Greek heroes make their various ways home. Some of them don't get the welcome they expected!

Duration:00:32:01

Chapter Twenty Three: An Unwanted Gift

6/22/2018
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At last everything is in place for the Greeks to take Troy. It is not all plain sailing, though; it takes trickery and cunning to complete the quest. Fortunately, in Odysseus, the Greeks have the trickiest and most cunning of all the heroes. Odysseus does not disappoint!

Duration:00:18:57

Chapter Twenty Two: The Last Trojan Hero

6/18/2018
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At last, Hector and Achilles finally meet in battle. One of them dies and the other revels in his glorious victory. Sadly, for him, the victor doesn't have much time left to enjoy it.

Duration:00:19:58

Chapter Twenty One: Wrath, Rage and Recklessness

6/15/2018
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Wrathful Achilles may be sitting on the sidelines sulking but the war rages on. Man mountain Ajax takes on the mighty Hector in single combat. Diomedes and Odysseus capture a Trojan spy and Agamemnon is injured in the fighting. When one particular Greek is killed, though, wrath turns to rage.

Duration:00:32:13

Chapter Twenty: Nine Long Long Long Long Years

5/13/2018
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Unfortunately, for the Greeks, Kalchas is proved to be correct. The poor heroes struggle to get to Troy and then have to wait nine years before the real fighting starts. A couple of the warriors are lost and then Agamemnon upsets his best fighter. It doesn't bode well!

Duration:00:17:53

Chapter Nineteen: The Judgement of Paris

5/12/2018
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All the prophecies start coming true as the Apple of Discord does its work. An inevitable chain of events leads to the launching of a magnificent fleet carrying the greatest army of the mythological world. The heroes of Greece are on their way to Troy.

Duration:00:20:54

Chapter Eighteen: The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships

5/12/2018
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The story of the Trojan War is one of the most famous and exciting of the Greek myths. It is a tale full of friendship, treachery, love, revenge, tragedy and death. This is the first of nine chapters which will tell the whole story of the build up to the war, the war itself and what happened to the survivors. In it we meet some of the important characters and hear about the wedding at which the seeds of the war were sown.

Duration:00:26:00

Chapter Seventeen: A Hero's Work is Never Done

5/10/2018
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The story of Heracles draws to a close. We hear how he completes his final labour and then goes off on a spree of revenge before meeting a sticky end!

Duration:00:17:56

Chapter Sixteen: The Other Six Labours of Heracles

5/9/2018
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He's done the easy ones! Now it's time for the greatest hero of them all to get down to some really difficult tasks. As he goes about his last six labours Heracles drops in on the city of Troy and meets a couple of the Titans!

Duration:00:23:40

Chapter Fifteen: The Six Labours of Heracles

5/9/2018
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At last, it's time to begin the story of the greatest hero of them all. First we hear about the early life of Heracles, known to the Romans as Hercules. Everyone knows about the twelve labours he performed, though he was originally only set ten! We find out what causes him to have to perform his labours and we follow him as he sets out to complete them.

Duration:00:30:40

Chapter Fourteen: The Myths of Thebes

5/7/2018
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A chapter all about the goings on in the city of Thebes. We hear about the city's foundation and how it came to be ruled by one of the most unfortunate men in Greek mythology. We also solve the Riddle of the Sphynx

Duration:00:17:32

Chapter Thirteen: Bull Man and Bird Man

5/5/2018
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In this chapter we complete the tale of Theseus. We see him reach the height of his heroism and then fall from grace. We will also hear about one of the most famous incidents in Greek myth, commemorated by artists as different as Breughel and Iron Maiden: the flight of Icarus.

Duration:00:15:37

Chapter Twelve: The Labyrinth

5/4/2018
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It's time to begin the story of King Minos and the terrifying Minotaur. We will hear about the building of the labyrinth in which the beast was imprisoned. We will also meet the hero Theseus and have a good laugh at his interesting journey to Athens.

Duration:00:30:20

Chapter Eleven: Heroes and Villains

5/2/2018
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It's time for the story of the king who turned everything to gold simply by touching it. No trip through the myths of Greece would be complete without it. We will also hear about Meleagros of Kalydon and the great hunter Atalanta and we will finish with the sad tale of the young man who fell in love with his own reflection.

Duration:00:18:44

Chapter Ten: Jason and the Golden Fleece

5/1/2018
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This week we complete the story of Jason and the Argonauts. We meet the most scheming woman in Greek mythology and watch as she first helps Jason and then turns against him.

Duration:00:15:43