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.

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

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

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