Mabinogi [Radio Wales]

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01The Otherworld20210405Adapted by Lucy Catherine

From the Red Book of Hergest, these are the tales of the Mabinogi. Fantasy adventure series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

In the aftermath of the bloody war between Wales and Ireland, Brigid lies dying in the arms of her foster brother, Pryderi. She awakes in the Otherworld, struggling to make sense of her own death.

The tales of the Mabinogi form the earliest prose stories of Britain. Written around the 14th Century, the stories actually come from much earlier than that – they developed out of oral traditions, before being compiled in the 12th and 13th centuries. This was a time when the Welsh were struggling to keep their independence in the face of the Anglo-Norman conquest.

The stories tell of a mythical pre-Saxon era of Medieval Wales. This is a land of magic; of dragons, fairies and giants It's a land of romance and tragedy, adventure and fantasy. Award-winning writer Lucy Catherine (The Master and Margherita, Being Human, Vanity Fair) gives these stories a modern flavour while remaining true to the vivid magic of Celtic mythology.

Brigid…. Aimee Ffion Edwards
Pryderi…. Darragh Mortell
Arawn…. John Cording
Matholwch…. Stephen Hogan
Bran…. Robert Pugh
Roisin…. Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Manawydan…. Matthew Gravelle
Pwca…. Sion Pritchard

Directed by James Robinson and John Norton
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Fantasy adventure based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

From the Red Book of Hergest, tales of the Mabinogi. Adapted by Lucy Catherine.

02The Prophecy20210406Adapted by Lucy Catherine

From the Red Book of Hergest, these are the tales of the Mabinogi. Fantasy adventure series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

Pryderi discovers a way to cross realities and get Brigid back.

In this second series we continue our adventures through myth and legend. Series one is available on BBC Sounds.

The tales of the Mabinogi form the earliest prose stories of Britain. Written around the 14th Century, the stories actually come from much earlier than that – they developed out of oral traditions, before being compiled in the 12th and 13th centuries. This was a time when the Welsh were struggling to keep their independence in the face of the Anglo-Norman conquest.

The stories tell of a mythical pre-Saxon era of Medieval Wales. This is a land of magic; of dragons, fairies and giants It's a land of romance and tragedy, adventure and fantasy. Award-winning writer Lucy Catherine (The Master and Margherita, Being Human, Vanity Fair) gives these stories a modern flavour while remaining true to the vivid magic of Celtic mythology.

Brigid…. Aimee Ffion Edwards
Pryderi…. Darragh Mortell
Arawn…. John Cording
Matholwch…. Stephen Hogan
Bran…. Robert Pugh
Roisin…. Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Manawydan…. Matthew Gravelle
Pwca…. Sion Pritchard

Directed by James Robinson and John Norton
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Fantasy adventure based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

From the Red Book of Hergest, tales of the Mabinogi. Adapted by Lucy Catherine.

03The Seal Woman20210407Adapted by Lucy Catherine

From the Red Book of Hergest, these are the tales of the Mabinogi. Fantasy adventure series, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

Pryderi is led through the Otherworld by Roisin, searching for Brigid.

In this second series we continue our adventures through myth and legend. Series one is available on BBC Sounds.

The tales of the Mabinogi form the earliest prose stories of Britain. Written around the 14th Century, the stories actually come from much earlier than that – they developed out of oral traditions, before being compiled in the 12th and 13th centuries. This was a time when the Welsh were struggling to keep their independence in the face of the Anglo-Norman conquest.

The stories tell of a mythical pre-Saxon era of Medieval Wales. This is a land of magic; of dragons, fairies and giants It's a land of romance and tragedy, adventure and fantasy. Award-winning writer Lucy Catherine (The Master and Margherita, Being Human, Vanity Fair) gives these stories a modern flavour while remaining true to the vivid magic of Celtic mythology.

Brigid…. Aimee Ffion Edwards
Pryderi…. Darragh Mortell
Arawn…. John Cording
Matholwch…. Stephen Hogan
Bran…. Robert Pugh
Roisin…. Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Manawydan…. Matthew Gravelle
Pwca…. Sion Pritchard

Directed by James Robinson and John Norton
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

Fantasy adventure based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

From the Red Book of Hergest, tales of the Mabinogi. Adapted by Lucy Catherine.

04Enchanted Land20210408Adapted by Lucy Catherine

From the Red Book of Hergest, these are the tales of the Mabinogi. Fantasy adventure, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

Brigid must return to the living world to confront her mother, Roisin. But Pryderi has lost his soul and so isn't much use. Her only other help comes in the form of Pwca, a tiny fairy. The trio return to reality to find it changed beyond recognition. Wales has fallen under a dark spell.

In this second series we continue our adventures through myth and legend. Series one is available on BBC Sounds.

The tales of the Mabinogi form the earliest prose stories of Britain. Written around the 14th Century, the stories actually come from much earlier than that – they developed out of oral traditions, before being compiled in the 12th and 13th centuries. This was a time when the Welsh were struggling to keep their independence in the face of the Anglo-Norman conquest.

The stories tell of a mythical pre-Saxon era of Medieval Wales. This is a land of magic; of dragons, fairies and giants. It's a land of romance, and tragedy, adventure and fantasy. Award-winning writer Lucy Catherine (The Master and Margherita, Being Human, Vanity Fair) gives these stories a modern flavour while remaining true to the vivid magic of Celtic mythology.

Brigid…. Aimee Ffion Edwards
Pryderi…. Darragh Mortell
Arawn…. John Cording
Roisin…. Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Pwca…. Sion Pritchard
Mam…. Eiry Thomas
Deryn…. Saran Morgan
Bran the Blessed…. Robert Pugh
Manawydan…. Matthew Gravllle

Directed by James Robinson and John Norton
A BBC Cymru Wales production

Fantasy adventure, based on Welsh mythology. By Lucy Catherine.

From the Red Book of Hergest, tales of the Mabinogi. Adapted by Lucy Catherine.

05A Cursed Kiss20210409Adapted by Lucy Catherine

From the Red Book of Hergest, these are the tales of the Mabinogi. Fantasy adventure, based on the iconic work of medieval Welsh mythology.

Brigid and Pryderi must defeat Roisin and fulfil King Bran's prophecy.

In this second series we continue our adventures through myth and legend. Series one is available on BBC Sounds.

The tales of the Mabinogi form the earliest prose stories of Britain. Written around the 14th Century, the stories actually come from much earlier than that – they developed out of oral traditions, before being compiled in the 12th and 13th centuries. This was a time when the Welsh were struggling to keep their independence in the face of the Anglo-Norman conquest.

The stories tell of a mythical pre-Saxon era of Medieval Wales. This is a land of magic; of dragons, fairies and giants. It's a land of romance, and tragedy, adventure and fantasy. Award-winning writer Lucy Catherine (The Master and Margherita, Being Human, Vanity Fair) gives these stories a modern flavour while remaining true to the vivid magic of Celtic mythology.

Brigid…. Aimee Ffion Edwards
Pryderi…. Darragh Mortell
Arawn…. John Cording
Roisin…. Fiona O'Shaughnessy
Pwca…. Sion Pritchard
Mam…. Eiry Thomas
Deryn…. Saran Morgan
Bran the Blessed…. Robert Pugh
Manawydan…. Matthew Gravllle

Directed by James Robinson and John Norton
A BBC Cymru Wales production

Fantasy adventure, based on Welsh mythology. By Lucy Catherine.

From the Red Book of Hergest, tales of the Mabinogi. Adapted by Lucy Catherine.