The myth that inspired the Flying Dutchman. A classic tale of the power of love.
4 Extra Debut. The myth that inspired the Flying Dutchman. A classic tale of the power of love and the strength of evil. Stars Gerard Murphy.
A mysterious Dutchman is condemned to sail the seas for all eternity, unless he can find a woman who loves him enough to die for him. But how do you prove a lover would give their soul to save yours?
In the short, dark days of Norwegian winter, this timeless tale explores the danger of getting what you wish for, the power of love and the strength of evil.
"The Dutch Mariner" is a retelling of the myth that inspired Wagner's classic opera "The Flying Dutchman". Scripted by Judith French.
Starring Gerard Murphy as The Mariner, James Laurenson as The Fiend, Ellie Beaven as Senta, Ifan Meredith as Eric and Pip Donaghy as Daland.
Producer: Rachel Horan
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2003.