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010120201109Wife and mother to a dynasty of kings, crusader, prisoner and formidable political operator, this is the story of the young Eleanor of Aquitaine. At 16 she has one ambition - to become the Duchess (and ruler) o the Aquitaine. But her father has other ideas...

Eleanor.... Rose Basista
Petronilla.... Cecilia Appiah
Duke William.... John Lightbody
Archbishop Laroux.... Roger Ringrose
Pierre.... Luke Nunn

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Marc Beeby

Though Eleanor of Aquitaine lived nine hundred years ago, she is very modern woman. At 16 she inherits the richest province in France and plans to run it her own way, as her grandfather promised she could. The men around her have other ideas – a young woman with so much power is far too great a threat. There is a kidnap attempt, a midnight escape on horseback, bribery, an armed invasion and a forced marriage to the sexually repressed young French king. Even then, Eleanor finds a way to challenge the status quo and march to her own drum, always determined to decide her own destiny. Intelligent, tough, imaginative and witty, Eleanor first scandalises then subtly reshapes the world she inhabits. This gains her a host of admirers as well as, inevitably, powerful enemies determined to bring her down. Somehow she stays one step ahead of them all. It’s not that Eleanor think likes a man – it’s that the men have no idea how to contain someone with power who thinks like a woman.

The thrilling tale of one of Europe's most extraordinary women - Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

Eleanor.... Rose Basista
Petronilla.... Cecilia Appiah
Duke William.... John Lightbody
Archbishop Laroux.... Roger Ringrose
Pierre.... Luke Nunn

010220201110Following the death of her father, Eleanor is now Duchess of Aquitaine. But her guardian - 'Fat Louis', the king of France -has other ideas and betroths her to his son, the Dauphin. Their first meeting, however, is not a success....

Eleanor.... Rose Basista
The Dauphin.... Joel McCormack
Abbot Suger.... Carl Prekopp
Archbishop Laroux.... Roger Ringrose
Petronilla.... Cecilia Appiah

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Marc Beeby

The thrilling story of one of Europe's most extraordinary women - Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

010320201111Following Eleanor's marriage to the Dauphin, a wedding feast is prepared. But news comes of an imminent attack, led by the renegade Lord, Theobald. Eleanor and the Dauphin are forced to slip away during the night.

Eleanor.... Rose Basista
The Dauphin.... Joel McCormack
Abbot Suger.... Carl Prekopp
Archbishop Laroux.... Roger Ringrose
Petronilla.... Cecilia Appiah

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Marc Beeby

The thrilling story of one of Europe's most extraordinary women - Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

010420201112Louis and Abbot Suger are determined to send the army to punish the Eleanor's beloved Aquitaine for its perceived disloyalty. Eleanor knows that this is a terrible idea but Louis will not give in.

Eleanor.... Rose Basista
The Dauphin.... Joel McCormack
Abbot Suger.... Carl Prekopp
Petronilla.... Cecilia Appiah

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Marc Beeby

The thrilling story of one of Europe's most extraordinary women - Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

010520201113In an attempt to facilitate Petronilla's marriage to the man she loves, Eleanor arranges to have his original marriage annulled. When the Pope becomes involved, disaster threatens - not just Eleanor and Louis but the Kingdom of France itself.

Eleanor.... Rose Basista
The Dauphin.... Joel McCormack
Cardinal Yves.... Carl Prekopp
Theobald.... Roger Ringrose
Petronilla.... Cecilia Appiah

Written by Shaun McKenna
Directed by Marc Beeby

The thrilling story of one of Europe's most extraordinary women - Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

020120210405The return of Shaun McKenna's gripping historical drama about the young Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife and mother to Kings, crusader, prisoner and formidable political operator.

Guilt over the tragic events at Vitry sur Marne is driving a wedge between Eleanor and her husband, Louis, the King of France. Hidden hurts are forced out into the open when Eleanor's sister arrives back at Court.

Eleanor ….. Rose Basista
Louis ….. Joel MacCormack
Petronilla ….. Elinor Coleman
Geoffrey of Anjou ….. David Sturzaker

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Though Eleanor of Aquitaine lived nine hundred years ago, she is very modern woman. At 16 she inherits the richest province in France and plans to run it her own way, as her grandfather promised she could. The men around her have other ideas – a young woman with so much power is far too great a threat. Intelligent, tough, imaginative and witty, Eleanor first scandalises then subtly reshapes the world she inhabits. This gains her a host of admirers as well as, inevitably, powerful enemies determined to bring her down. Somehow she stays one step ahead of them all. It's not that Eleanor think likes a man – it's that the men have no idea how to contain someone with power who thinks like a woman.

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a thrilling tale of one of Europe's most extraordinary women

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

020220210406Shaun McKenna's gripping historical drama about the young Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife and mother to Kings, crusader, prisoner and formidable political operator.

Louis sees a Holy Crusade as the chance to redeem his soul, while Eleanor sees it as an opportunity to reassert her influence at Court.

Eleanor ….. Rose Basista
Louis ….. Joel MacCormack
Petronilla ….. Elinor Coleman
Abbot Suger ….. Nicholas Murchie
Papal Legate ….. Tony Turner

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a thrilling tale of one of Europe's most extraordinary women

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

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020320210407Shaun McKenna's gripping historical drama about the young Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife and mother to Kings, crusader, prisoner and formidable political operator.

The French army is on the march but Louis' leadership is being questioned at every turn. Eleanor decides she must act to avert disaster.

Eleanor ….. Rose Basista
Louis ….. Joel MacCormack
Petronilla ….. Elinor Coleman
Geoffrey de Rançon ….. Stewart Campbell
Empress Irene ….. Jane Slavin

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a thrilling tale of one of Europe's most extraordinary women

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

020420210408Shaun McKenna's gripping historical drama about the young Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife and mother to Kings, crusader, prisoner and formidable political operator.

On the march to the Holy Land allies prove untrustworthy. Could the French army be heading into a trap?

Eleanor ….. Rose Basista
Louis ….. Joel MacCormack
Petronilla ….. Elinor Coleman
Geoffrey de Rançon ….. Stewart Campbell
German soldier ….. Nicholas Murchie
Raymond of Antioch ….. Tony Turner

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a thrilling tale of one of Europe's most extraordinary women.

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.

020520210409Shaun McKenna's gripping historical drama about the young Eleanor of Aquitaine, wife and mother to Kings, crusader, prisoner and formidable political operator.

Brusied and defeated, Eleanor and Louis have arrived in Antioch where their strained relationship threatens to put lives at risk. Eleanor realises she must risk everything if she is to secure her future.

Eleanor ….. Rose Basista
Louis ….. Joel MacCormack
Petronilla ….. Elinor Coleman
Raymond of Antioch ….. Tony Turner
Ralph de Vermandois ….. Nicholas Murchie

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a thrilling tale of one of Europe's most extraordinary women

Dramatic account of the life of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, legend - and rumour.