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Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. A new re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Bolli.... Gavi Singh Chera
Kjartan.... Luke MacGregor
Thordis.... Alison Belbin
Osvif.... John Dougall
Thorvald.... Nicholas Murchie
Hallbjorn.... Finlay Robertson

By Lucy Catherine

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Gudrun's Saga is based on the famous Icelanders' saga known as The Laxdoela Saga. Written in the 13th century, it tells of people in the Breiðafjörður area of Iceland from the late 9th century to the early 11th century. The saga particularly focuses on a love triangle between Gudrun, Kjartan and Bolli. Kjartan and Bolli grow up together but the love they both have for Gudrun causes enmity between them and, in the end, their deaths. The Laxdæla saga remains popular and appreciated for its poetic beauty and pathetic sentiment. Since the saga has often been regarded as an unusually feminine saga, it has been speculated that it was composed by a woman.

Kate Phillips makes her radio debut as Gudrun. Previous roles include Jane Seymour in Wolf Hall, Linda in Peaky Blinders and Lise in War & Peace, all on BBC1.

Lucy Catherine has written extensively for BBC Radio Drama, including Friday Plays, Classic Serial adaptations and Woman's Hour series. Her 95' adaptation of THE MASTER AND MARGARITA by Mikhail Bulgakov was broadcast in early 2015 and won the BBC ‘Best Audio Drama (Adapted); her 2 x 60' adaptation of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN was broadcast in December 2012 as well as her half hour ‘Gothic Horror' original LOOTED. Original 10 x 14' Woman's Hour drama series HALFWAY HERE and 2 x 45' Afternoon Drama in the series ‘Riot Girls', SUSAN AND EMMA were broadcast in 2016. Other recent commissions for Radio 4 include BOY and GOING SOLO, adapted from Roald Dahl's autobiography; LIGHTS, CAMERA, KIDNAP! based on a true story about Kim Jong Il.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.

Lucy Catherine's new re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Married off to a much older man, Gudrun is now isolated in a remote part of the country. Will she fly or fight?

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Osvif.... John Dougall
Thorvald.... Nicholas Murchie
Hallbjorn.... Finlay Robertson
Volva.... Karen Bartke

By Lucy Catherine

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.

Lucy Catherine's modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Love is rekindled when Gudrun is visited by old friends.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Bolli.... Gavi Singh Chera
Kjartan.... Luke MacGregor
Hallbjorn.... Finlay Robertson
Sailor.... Nicholas Murchie

By Lucy Catherine

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2016.

Lucy Catherine's modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Now twice a widow, Gudrun is under threat when her uncles begin to eye her large estate. A husband would ward them off.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Bolli.... Gavi Singh Chera
Thordis.... Alison Belbin
Olaf.... John Bowler
Hakkan.... David Sterne
Sigrid.... Rosa Yevtushenko

By Lucy Catherine

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.

Lucy Catherine's modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Gudrun's blissful life is interrupted when her childhood sweetheart returns from abroad, bringing with him a new wife.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Bolli.... Gavi Singh Chera
Kjartan.... Luke MacGregor
Olaf.... John Bowler
Vigdis.... Finlay Robertson
Hrefna.... Natasha Cowley
Sigrid.... Rosa Yevtushenko

By Lucy Catherine

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2016.

Lucy Catherine's modern re-telling of classic Icelanders' saga.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and leadership inspired by the Icelandic sagas

Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, forges her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Left reeling from the part she played in her lover's death she's determined to rebuild her family and win back the trust of her husband.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Bolli ….. Gavi Singh Chera
Sigrid ….. Rosie Boore
Olaf ….. Philip Fox
Hrefna/Gaddja ….. Kerry Gooderson

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins

The first series ended with the death of Gudrun's lover, Kjartan, killed by his best friend and brother, Bolli. Bolli is married to Gudrun. He suspects his wife was behind the blood feud that led to Kjartan's death. Kjartan married into Norwegian royalty and when his wife returns to Iceland with plans to convert the country to Christianity it becomes clear her motives are far from pious.

Gudrun is under the protection of Freija, the Norse Goddess of love and war. She can sometimes be as slippery a customer as her protégée. Freija's voice cries out for a new kind of leadership. Is she really on Gudrun's side or does she have an agenda of her own?

Suspicious of how power and ambition are wielded by men Gudrun's left feeling increasingly isolated. She longs for the freedom to live her life according to her own rules, beholden to no-one.

The show is inspired by the famous Laxdaela Saga featuring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir. There is speculation that the saga was written by a woman. Gudrun has the same steely determination and in some cases the almost psychopathic single-mindedness of her successors, Lisbeth Salander and Saga Noren, not to mention the ability to scheme, manipulate and bend others to her will.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and leadership inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun's rival in love, Hrefna, returns to Iceland with a band of missionaries and a plan to convert the country to Christianity. Her motives for returning to the land where her husband was murdered are far less clear cut.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.

Viking epic of love, revenge and leadership, inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and leadership inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

The Norwegian priest Refkel has spent the winter working alongside Gudrun on her farm. As spring returns he redoubles his efforts to save her soul.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Viking epic of love, revenge and leadership continues.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and leadership inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

With her way of life threatened, Gudrun risks everything when she engages in a war of words with ruthless convert the Norwegian King, Olaf Tryggvason

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2017.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun, a young woman from 11th century Iceland, forges her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Left to burn by her husband for the part she played in the killing of his best friend, separated from her daughter, cut adrift from her beloved homeland, Gudrun longs for death.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins

Series 2 ended with Gudrun telling her husband, Bolli, that she was the one responsible for starting the blood feud that led to him killing his best friend and brother, Kjartan. Driven berserk by her betrayal, he sets fire to their family home with Gudrun trapped inside and rides off with their daughter.

At the start of series 3, Gudrun, rescued from the flames, hovers between life and death as she's smuggled away from her homeland by rebel Icelander, Felman.

Iceland is now an occupied country, its people forced to convert to Christianity by the ruthless King of Norway, Olaf Trygvasson.

Gudrun's a wanted woman having killed the King's high priest. Felman hopes once she's recovered from her injuries she'll return to Iceland at the head of a rebellion - but does Gudrun still have the stomach for the fight?

Despite the warmongering and bloodshed Gudrun is a story of family and a mother's love. Suspicious of how power and ambition are wielded by men she's left feeling increasingly isolated. She longs for the freedom to live her life according to her own rules.

Gudrun is under the protection of Freija, the Norse Goddess of love and war. Freija's voice cries out for a new kind of leadership. She can sometimes be as slippery a customer as her protégée - is she really on Gudrun's side or does she have an agenda of her own?

The show is inspired by the famous Laxdaela Saga featuring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir. There is speculation that the saga was written by a woman.

The epic battle that concludes series 3 is based on historical fact, drawing upon the Battle of Svolder between rival kings, Sweyn and Trygvasson.

Kate Phillips is Gudrun. Previous roles include Jane Seymour in Wolf Hall, Linda in Peaky Blinders and Lise in War & Peace, all on BBC1.

First broadcast on BBC Radio for in December 2017.

Left to burn by her husband, separated from her daughter, Gudrun longs for death.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Nursed back to health by the nuns, Gudrun finds solace in the routine of convent life. A shocking account told to her in confidence and news from Iceland breaks this tranquillity and Gudrun knows she must take up the sword again if she is to win back her daughter.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic continues. Gudrun plots her return to Iceland.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Her plans to return to Iceland in tatters, a guilt stricken Gudrun agrees to travel to Denmark as bodyguard to the convent's abbess.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.

A guilt-stricken Gudrun agrees to travel to Denmark as bodyguard to the convent's abbess.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun finds herself caught up in intrigue and double dealings. She plans to use the power games between the Kings of Norway and Denmark to her advantage.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017.

Gudrun plans to use the power games of the kings of Norway and Denmark to her advantage.

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Ragnarok approaches, and Gudrun hopes this battle will see her reunited with her daughter.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas

Gudrun, a young woman from 11th century Iceland, forges her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Gudrun has risked everything to save her daughter, Sigrid, only to be double-crossed by her supposed ally, King Sweyn of Denmark. Knowing he's made a powerful enemy he plans to get rid of her.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins

Iceland is now an occupied country, its people forced to convert to Christianity by the ruthless King of Norway, Olaf Trygvasson. The last series saw Gudrun attempt to overthrow the regime and rescue her daughter who is being brought up in the new faith, by entering into an uneasy alliance with Olaf's rival King Sweyn of Denmark. Their scheming saw Olaf meet a bloody end but instead of supporting Gudrun's campaign to return to Iceland Sweyn double-crossed her. Now, alone and in shackles, Gudrun awaits her fate.

Despite the warmongering and bloodshed Gudrun is a story of family and a mother's love. An avenging angel forged from violence, she continues to try and lead a good life in a man's world. She longs for the freedom to make her own rules.

Gudrun is under the protection of Freija, the Norse Goddess of love and war. Freija's voice cries out for a new kind of leadership. She can sometimes be as slippery a customer as her protégée - is she really on Gudrun's side or does she have an agenda of her own?

The show is inspired by the famous Laxdaela Saga featuring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir. There is speculation that the saga was written by a woman. Gudrun has the same steely determination and in some cases the almost psychopathic single-mindedness of her successors, Lisbeth Salander and Saga Noren, not to mention the ability to scheme, manipulate and bend others to her will in the manner of Borgen's wily politician Birgitte Nyborg.

Kate Phillips is Gudrun. Previous roles include Jane Seymour in Wolf Hall, Linda in Peaky Blinders and Lise in War & Peace, all on BBC1.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun is on a slave ship bound for Constantinople. The slave captain is now in her debt and Gudrun uses her new-found influence to plot her escape.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.

Gudrun saves the slave captain's life, and he starts to believe she has magical powers.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun and fellow slave, Marlas, grow closer as they talk of escape. Meanwhile the slave ship enters the waters of King Vladimir of Rus and Gudrun finds the stakes are high when she engages in a game of dice.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

After a successful mutiny Marlas is now captain of the ship. Freed from Orm's brutality, the crew sets sail for Constantinople with renewed hope.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith. The ship has a new captain.

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Delirious from his injury, Grim's religious convictions threaten to get out of control.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun and Marlas finally arrive in Constantinople and meet Marlas' influential friends. Gudrun allows herself to hope once more that a return to Iceland to rescue her daughter will become a reality. Marlas shows her round the city he loves. She's impressed by its ordered grandeur but there's talk of religious unrest on the streets.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Marlas.... Amir El-Masry
Demetrious.... Ryan Whittle
Bishop Arascius.... Sean Murray
Alexandra.... Lauren Cornelius
Nonna.... Kerry Gooderson

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic continues. Gudrun and Marlas arrive in Constantinople.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun and Marlas finally arrive in Constantinople and meet Marlas' influential friends. Gudrun allows herself to hope once more that a return to Iceland to rescue her daughter will become a reality. Marlas shows her round the city he loves. She's impressed by its ordered grandeur but there's talk of religious unrest on the streets.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Marlas.... Amir El-Masry
Demetrious.... Ryan Whittle
Bishop Arascius.... Sean Murray
Alexandra.... Lauren Cornelius
Nonna.... Kerry Gooderson

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic continues. Gudrun and Marlas arrive in Constantinople.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Marlas gets sucked back into the intrigues of his former life leaving Gudrun to explore Constantinople alone. She befriends a fellow Icelander who is a member of the elite Varangian Guard.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic continues. Gudrun uncovers an assassination plot.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Marlas gets sucked back into the intrigues of his former life leaving Gudrun to explore Constantinople alone. She befriends a fellow Icelander who is a member of the elite Varangian Guard.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic continues. Gudrun uncovers an assassination plot.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Marlas gets sucked back into the intrigues of his former life leaving Gudrun to explore Constantinople alone. She befriends a fellow Icelander who is a member of the elite Varangian Guard.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic continues. Gudrun grows tired of the plots and intrigue.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Marlas gets sucked back into the intrigues of his former life leaving Gudrun to explore Constantinople alone. She befriends a fellow Icelander who is a member of the elite Varangian Guard.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic continues. Gudrun grows tired of the plots and intrigue.

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Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Recalling her own violent first marriage, Gudrun is determined to stop a political alliance that will see Alexandra married to a brute.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith. Gudrun plots an abduction.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Recalling her own violent first marriage, Gudrun is determined to stop a political alliance that will see Alexandra married to a brute.

Produced and directed by Gemma Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 2018.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith. Gudrun plots an abduction.

05022/1020181204By Lucy Catherine.

After a long absence, Gudrun returns to the Sacred Land. Some welcome her as a hero, while others view her as a mortal threat.

Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Dag.... Cameron Percival
Sylvia.... Carolyn Pickles
Hakon.... Michael Bertenshaw
Bolli.... Lewis Bray
Aslak.... Tony Turner
Sigrid.... Rosie Boore

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Kate Phillips is Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith.

05033/1020181205By Lucy Catherine.

Gudrun's has returned to Iceland, hoping for a quiet, modest life with her daughter. But to many, she is a heroine and the rebels seek to recruit her to their cause.

Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Dag.... Cameron Percival
Sylvia.... Carolyn Pickles
Hakon.... Michael Bertenshaw
Bolli.... Lewis Bray
Sigrid.... Rosie Boore
Leif.... Don Gilet

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Viking epic of love, revenge and faith.

05044/1020181206By Lucy Catherine.

The rebels want Gudrun to lead them into battle against the authorities. However, she's committed to diplomacy - at least for now.

Gudrun, a young woman in 11th century Iceland, must forge her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun.... Kate Phillips
Freija.... Samantha Dakin
Dag.... Cameron Percival
Hakon.... Michael Bertenshaw
Sigrid.... Rosie Boore
Leif.... Don Gilet
Guard 1.... Lewis Bray
Frederick.... Simon Scardifield
Heidr.... Jeanette Percival

Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko

Viking epic of love, revenge and faith.

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Gudrun, a young woman from 11th century Iceland, forges her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness. Having given birth at sea and survived the treacherous voyage home from the Vinland, Gudrun believes her young son, Jesson, is destined for great things. Together, they embark on a pilgrimage to Rome.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Monk ….. Ian Dunnett Jnr
Kjartan ….. Luke MacGregor

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Despite the warmongering and bloodshed Gudrun is a story of family and a mother's love. An avenging angel forged from violence, she continues to try and lead a good life in a man's world. She longs for the freedom to live her life according to her own rules.

Gudrun is under the protection of Freija, the Norse Goddess of love and war. Freija's voice cries out for a new kind of leadership. She can sometimes be as slippery a customer as her protégée - is she really on Gudrun's side or does she have an agenda of her own?

The show is inspired by the famous Laxdaela Saga featuring the original Nordic Noir heroine, Guðrún Ósvífursdóttir. There is speculation that the saga was written by a woman.

Kate Phillips reprises the role of Gudrun. She's had starring roles in Wolf Hall, Peaky Blinders, War & Peace and most recently in Miss Scarlet and The Duke.

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

070220210302The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

On the road to Rome, Gudrun has befriended reckless adventuress, Truda, and believes their destinies are intertwined. Truda has other ideas.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Tobias ….. Hasan Dixon
Abbot Bettega ….. Roger Ringrose
Young Sigrid ….. Rosie Boore

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic

070320210303The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun and Truda embark on a quest to find a renowned Holy relic.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Nun ….. Emma Handy
Woman ….. Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

070420210304The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun and Truda's plans are thrown into disarray when they arrive in Rome.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Garvinicus ….. Jane Whittenshaw
Nun ….. Emma Handy

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic

070520210305The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun is reunited with a figure from her past when she is taken to meet the leader of a religious cult.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Garvinicus ….. Jane Whittenshaw
Sigrid ….. Hollie Burgess
Leif ….. Chris Pavlo

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic

070620210308The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun has discovered her son, Jesson, and friend, Truda, are in danger and she sets out to rescue them.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
John Crescentius ….. Roger Ringrose
Servant ….. Ian Dunnett Jnr

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

070720210309The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun's son is being used as a bargaining chip by ruthless power-broker John Crescentius

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Sigrid ….. Hollie Burgess
Garvinicus ….. Jane Whittenshaw
Servant ….. Ian Dunnett Jnr

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

070820210310The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Rival religious factions in Rome threaten violence. Truda tries to persuade Gudrun to flee the city with Jesson.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Sigrid ….. Hollie Burgess
Garvinicus ….. Jane Whittenshaw

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

070920210311The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun's eyes have been opened to the danger she's in and she prepares to save her family - but has she left it too late?

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Sigrid ….. Hollie Burgess
Garvinicus ….. Jane Whittenshaw
Soldiers ….. Ian Dunnett Jnr and Hasan Dixon

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.

071020210312The final series in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun comes face to face with her destiny.

Gudrun ….. Kate Phillips
Freija ….. Samantha Dakin
Truda ….. Charlotte East
Kjartan ….. Ian Dunnett Jnr
Pope ….. Roger Ringrose
Jesson at 7 ….. Harry Clarke

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

Kate Phillips returns as Icelandic heroine Gudrun in Lucy Catherine's Viking epic.