Three plays by Andrew Rissik re-telling the story of events leading up to and following the fall of Troy.

The battle between PARIS and Achilles and the legends of Troy and Greece are explored in this enticing drama.

With Paul Scofield as Hermes and Geraldine Somerville as Helen.

Also starring Toby Stephens, James Hayes, Oliver Cotton and Ian Hogg.

Director Jeremy Mortimer.


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01King Priam And His Sons1998112819990227
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A second son is born to the Trojan King Priam.
But the gods foretell disaster if the child is permitted to live.
At the birth of her second son, Hekabe, Priam's wife, dies.
And her child is cast out onto the hillside in order to satisfy the demands of the gods.
A second son is born to the Trojan King Priam.
The gods foretell disaster if a Trojan sovereign's second son is allowed to live.
City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.
The gods foretell disaster if a Trojan sovereign's second son is allowed to live. City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.
 
02The Death Of Achilles1998112919990228
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The battle between Paris and Achilles and the legends of Troy and Greece are explored in this enticing drama.
The story resumes in the ninth year of the Trojan War.
Achilles has removed himself from the action after a quarrel with Agamemnon.
Following a series of bloody meetings, Agamemnon hits on a cunning plan involving a wooden horse.
The Trojan War is at stalemate.
After a series of bloody meetings, Agamemnon hits on a plan involving a wooden horse.
Following a series of bloody meetings, Agamemnon hits on a plan involving a wooden horse.
With the bloody Trojan War at stalemate, Agamemnon hits on a cunning plan.
City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.
With the bloody Trojan War at stalemate, Agamemnon hits on a cunning plan. City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.
 
03 LASTHelen At Ephesus1998112919990228
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The final play follows Helen on her way back to Sparta after the plundering of Troy, during which time she is separated from her husband Menelaus.
What is the significance of these stories of pride, jealousy, love and war? What do we learn about the way that people and societies behave?
Having defeated the Trojans, the Greeks sail home.
Will the gods be kind?
After defeating the Trojans, the Greeks sail home.
Will the Gods be kind to them?
Will the Gods be kind to them? City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.
After defeating the Trojans, the Greeks sail home. Will the gods be kind to them?
After defeating the Trojans, the Greeks sail home. Will the gods be kind to them? City downfall trilogy with Paul Scofield.

Duration

  • 01 Hours 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Drama
  • Historical

Series

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