Alexander [David Wade]

Episodes

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01The King's Son1993071820190801 (BBC7)
20190802 (BBC7)
'Baby Alexander is born and there's friction between King Philip of Macedon and Queen Olympias.

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great starring Barry Foster, Simon Ward and Geraldine James.

Spirit of Achilles.... Barry Foster

Spirit of Patroclus.... Simon Ward

King Philip of Macedon.... Brian Cox

Queen Olympias.... Geraldine James

Young Alexander.... Sam Crane

Antipatros.... David March

Demosthenes.... Malcolm Sinclair

Lysimachos.... Keith Drinkel

Young Hephaistion.... Gary King

Aristander.... Barry Gordon

Artabazus.... Philip Anthony

Kleitos.... John Evitts

Leonidas.... John Webb

Pusanias.... James Telfer

Menapis.... David Thorpe

Hellanike.... Patti Holloway

Barsine.... Oona Beeson

Clotho.... Rachel Atkins

Lachesis.... Jill Graham

Atropos.... Diana Payan

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Translator: Richmond Lattimore

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.

The story of Alexander the Great starts with royal friction after his birth.

The story of Alexander the Great, with a distinguished cast list

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Stars BARRY FOSTER as the Spirit of Achilles, Simon Ward as the Spirit of Patroclus, BRIAN COX as King Philip of Macedon, GERALDINE JAMES as Queen Olympias and Sam Crane as the Young Alexander.

With DAVID MARCH as Antipatros, MALCOLM SINCLAIR as Demosthenes, KEITH DRINKEL as Lysimachos, Gary King as Young Hephaistion, Barry Gordon as Aristander, Philip Anthony as Artabazus, JOHN EVITTS as Kleitos, JOHN WEBB as Leonidas, James Telfer as Pusanias, DAVID THORPE as Menapis, Patti Holloway as Hellanike, OONA BEESON as Barsine, RACHEL ATKINS as Clotho, JILL GRAHAM as Lachesis and Diana Payan as Atropos.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1993.

02I Am Also Alexander1993072520190802 (BBC7)
20190803 (BBC7)
Alexander is used as a pawn in the war between his parents, and is educated by Aristotle.

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great

Spirit of Achilles.... BARRY FOSTER

Spirit of Patroclus.... Simon Ward

King Philip of Macedon.... BRIAN COX

Alexander.... MICHAEL MALONEY

Young Alexander.... Sam Crane

Hephaistion.... ALEX JENNINGS

Young Hephaistion.... Gary King

Queen Olympias.... GERALDINE JAMES

Aristotle.... JOHN MOFFAT

Demosthenes.... MALCOLM SINCLAIR

Lysimachos.... KEITH DRINKEL

Leonidas.... JOHN WEBB

Ptolemy.... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Philotas.... Michael Onslow

Pusanias.... James Telfer

Menapis.... DAVID THORPE

Aristander.... Barry Gordon

Demaratos.... JOHN EVITTS

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: GLYN DEARMAN

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1993.

The youngster is a pawn in his parents' war, and is educated by philosopher Aristotle.

The story of Alexander the Great, with a distinguished cast list

03Preparation Of The Sacrifice1993080120190805 (BBC7)
20190806 (BBC7)
'Young Alexander goes into battle to prove his manhood. Meanwhile, King Philip's remarriage plans cause tension -

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great.

Alexander.... Michael Maloney

Spirit of Achilles.... Barry Foster

Spirit of Patroclus.... Simon Ward

King Philip of Macedon.... Brian Cox

Hephaistion.... Alex Jennings

Queen Olympias.... Geraldine James

Ptolemy.... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Philotas.... Michael Onslow

Pusanias.... James Telfer

Aristander.... Barry Gordon

Demaratos.... John Evitts

Parmenion.... John Rye

Antipatros.... David March

Demosthene.... Malcolm Sinclair

Attalos.... John Baddeley

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.

The young man goes into battle, while King Philip's remarriage causes tensions.

The story of Alexander the Great, with a distinguished cast list

04The Road To Gordium1993080820190806 (BBC7)
20190807 (BBC7)
'Warrior Alexander becomes King of Macedon and sets out to conquer the world.

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great

Alexander.... Michael Maloney

Spirit of Achilles.... Barry Foster

Spirit of Patroclus.... Simon Ward

Hephaistion.... Alex Jennings

Queen Olympias.... Geraldine James

Darius.... Charles Kay

Harpalos.... Dominic Letts

Perdikkas.... Mark Straker

Charidemos.... Jonathan Adams

Ptolemy.... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Philotas.... Michael Onslow

Anteas.... Barry Gordon

Simmias.... John Evitts

Antipatros.... David March

Demosthene.... Malcolm Sinclair

Nabarzanes.... John Baddeley

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.

The warrior becomes King of Macedonia and sets out to conquer the world.

The story of Alexander the Great, with a distinguished cast list

05The Hunt Of The God King1993081520190807 (BBC7)
20190808 (BBC7)
'Alexander pursues Darius, conquers Egypt and falls in love with Barsine.

David Wade's six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great

Alexander.... Michael Maloney

Hephaistion.... Alex Jennings

Achilles.... Barry Foster

Patroclus.... Simon Ward

Ptolemy.... Julian Rhind-Tutt

Philotas.... Michael Onslow

Perdikkas.... Mark Straker

Simmias.... John Evitts

Philip.... Sean Barrett

Lysimachos.... Keith Drinkel

Eumenes.... James Telfer

Artzbazus.... Philip Anthony

Barsine.... Teresa Gallagher

Sisygambis.... Diana Payan

Thais.... Rachel Atkins

The Eunuch.... Richard Pearce

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.

The conquering king pursues Darius, King of Persia, and falls in love.

The story of Alexander the Great, with a distinguished cast list

06Great Son Of Ammon1993082220190808 (BBC7)
20190809 (BBC7)
'The King confronts and conquers, as he faces the end of the span of years allotted by The Fates.

Conclusion of David Wade's serial on the life of Alexander the Great

Alexander.... Michael Maloney

Hephaistion.... Alex Jennings

Achilles.... Barry Foster

Patroclus.... Simon Ward

Ptolemy....JULIAN RHIND-TUTT

Philotas.... Michael Onslow

Perdikkas.... Mark Straker

Bagoas.... Matthew Sim

Artzbazus.... Philip Anthony

Krateros....DAVID THORPE

Simmias.... John Evitts

Kalas....MALCOLM SINCLAIR

Oxyartes....JOHN HOLLIS

Kalanos.... Renu Setna

Kallisthenes.... Jonathan Adams

Page.... James Telfer

The Fates.... Rachel Atkins

The Fates.... Jill Graham

The Fates.... Dana Payan

Music: Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Glyn Dearman

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1993.

The king confronts and conquers, as he faces the end of the years allotted by the Fates.

The story of Alexander the Great, with a distinguished cast list