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0201A Bad Thing2018101520200731 (BBC7)On the island of Gont, Tenar saves a remarkable young girl from certain death. She also makes a dangerous enemy.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel Tehanu adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across 12 episodes. In the first series, the first three novels were re-told, and series two takes in Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly.

As a girl, Tenar, was taken from her home and family on the island of Atuan to become Arha, the Priestess Ever Reborn, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. Deep within the Tombs, Ged and Tenar met and became unlikely allies, escaped from Atuan, and brought peace to the troubled archipelago. Now in her late middle age, widowed and with grown up children, Tenar runs a farm on the island of Gont. She has not seen Ged for many years.

Ged was born on Gont, with innate magical talent and a reckless nature. He trained in wizardry on the island Roke, where he released a terrible shadow into the world and then risked his life to restore the balance. He grew to become Archmage on Roke and the greatest wizard on all of Earthsea. When the evil wizard Cob attempted to cheat death and live forever, Ged found him and closed the breach between life and death. In doing so, he lost his powers of magic.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

Tenar... Nina Wadia
Ogion... Michael Bertenshaw
Tehanu...Laura Elphinstone
Therru... Rosie Boore
Moss... Elizabeth Counsell
Aspen... John Lightbody
Handy... Ryan Early
Therru's father... Stephen Hogan
Clearbrook... Sean Murray
Kalessin... Emma Handy
Senini... Lauren Cornelius
Apple... Kerry Gooderson
Fisherman... Ryan Whittle

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set in a magical world rich with wizards & dragons.

Tales of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula K Le Guin.

0202Tenar2018101620200803 (BBC7)Ged returns to the island of Gont on the back of a dragon. Meanwhile, the curse afflicting Tenar gathers force.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel Tehanu adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across twelve episodes. Series 2 takes in the action of Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly from Tales of Earthsea.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

Tenar . . . Nina Wadia
Ged . . . Robert Glenister
Therru . . . Rosie Boore
Moss . . . Elizabeth Counsell
Aspen . . . John Lightbody
Fan . . . Sean Murray
Courtier . . . Ryan Whittle
Courtier . . . Stephen Hogan

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set in a magical world rich with wizards & dragons.

Tales of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula K Le Guin.

0203Tehanu2018101720200804 (BBC7)On the run, Tenar and Therru find shelter on the royal ship. But it will take a dragon to finally rid them of their foes.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel Tehanu adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across twelve episodes. Series 2 takes in the action of Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly from Tales of Earthsea.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

Tenar . . . Nina Wadia
Ged . . . Robert Glenister
Tehanu . . . Laura Elphinstone
Therru . . . Rosie Boore
King Lebannen . . . Steven Robertson
Moss . . . Elizabeth Counsell
Aspen . . . John Lightbody
Kalessin . . . Emma Handy
Handy . . . Ryan Early
Therru's father . . . Stephen Hogan
Apple . . . Kerry Gooderson
Sailor . . . Sean Murray
Spark . . . Joseph Ayre

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set in a magical world rich with wizards & dragons.

Tales of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula K Le Guin.

0204The Mender2018101820200805 (BBC7)Alder, a man tormented by his dreams, seeks out the reclusive Archmage on the island of Gont.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel The Other Wind adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across twelve episodes. Series 2 takes in the action of Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly from Tales of Earthsea.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

Tehanu . . . Laura Elphinstone
Ged . . . Robert Glenister
Azver . . . Narinder Samra
Alder . . . Tom Vanson
Thorion . . . Sam Dale
Woman . . . Elizabeth Counsell
Sailor . . . Ryan Early
Fishwife . . . Emma Handy
Lily . . . Lauren Cornelius
Doorkeeper . . . Stephen Hogan

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set in a magical world rich with wizards & dragons.

Tales of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula K Le Guin.

0205The Princess2018101920200806 (BBC7)Dragons threaten the Inner Isles. Tenar and Tehanu have arrived on Havnor to give counsel to the King. The threat is far greater than they first thought.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel The Other Wind adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across twelve episodes. Series 2 takes in the action of Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly from Tales of Earthsea.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

Tehanu... Laura Elphinstone
Tenar... Nina Wadia
Azver... Narinder Samra
King Lebannen... Steven Robertson
Alder... Tom Vanson
Seserekh... Sabrina Sandhu
Tesla... Sean Murray
Kalessin... Emma Handy
Oak... Stephen Hogan
Lady Iyesa... Lauren Cornelius
Sailor... Ryan Early

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set in a magical world rich with wizards & dragons.

Tales of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula K Le Guin.

0206Children Of Fire And Earth2018102220200807 (BBC7)Kalessin, the eldest of dragons, brings a message to the people of Havnor. At last, the King and his council know what they must do: travel to the beating heart of all of Earthsea.

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga - based on the novel The Other Wind adapted by Judith Adams.

Published between 1968 and 2001, the five novels and short story collection of Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea cycle (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, The Other Wind and Tales from Earthsea) are re-told across twelve episodes. Series 2 takes in the action of Tehanu, The Other Wind and the short story Dragonfly from Tales of Earthsea.

Set on a vast archipelago of islands, where magic is a central part of life, they tell the stories of Tenar and Ged.

As a girl, Tenar, was taken from her home and family on the island of Atuan to become Arha, the Priestess Ever Reborn, guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan. Deep within the Tombs, Ged and Tenar met and became unlikely allies, escaped from Atuan, and brought peace to the troubled archipelago. Now in her late middle age, widowed and with grown up children, Tenar runs a farm on the island of Gont. She is reunited with Ged when he is brought back to the island of his birth on the back of a dragon.

Ged (also known as Sparrowhawk or Hawk) was born on Gont, with innate magical talent and a reckless nature. He trained in wizardry on the island Roke, where he released a terrible shadow into the world and then risked his life to restore the balance. He grew to become Archmage on Roke and the greatest wizard on all of Earthsea. When the evil wizard Cob attempted to cheat death and live forever, Ged found him and closed the breach between life and death. In doing so, he lost his powers of magic. While Tenar has traveled to Havnor, he has stayed at on Gont to mind the house.

Tehanu... Laura Elphinstone
Tenar... Nina Wadia
Azver... Narinder Samra
King Lebannen... Steven Robertson
Alder... Tom Vanson
Ged... Robert Glenister
Seserekh... Sabrina Sandhu
Thorion... Sam Dale
Tesla... Sean Murray
Doorkeeper... Stephen Hogan

Original music by Jon Nichols

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Ursula Le Guin's enduring fantasy saga set in a magical world rich with wizards & dragons.

Tales of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula K Le Guin.