By: Alan Garner

Starring: Robin Bailey/Andrea Murphy/Mark Kingston


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SD2011111920121123Written by Alan Garner.
A much-loved story firmly rooted in an ancient landscape offers a thrilling and moving adventure.
Say 'Alderley Edge' to a lot of people and they'll think of footballers with their wives, living in grand mansions. But for a great many the words will conjure up wizards and a hundred knights sleeping in a cave for thousands of years.
Alan Garner used a local legend as the starting point for his bookThe Weirdstone of Brisingamen and the story is firmly set in the part of Cheshire that he knows so well. The book has been cherished by readers of all ages for fifty years.
Alan Garner's story,dramatised by Peter Thomson, is set on Alderley Edge and stems from a local legend of knights sleeping in a cave for hundreds of years, ready to awake and save the world from evil when the need comes.Wizards and dwarfs play their part, but it's two children who seem to hold the key to the future.
Dramatised by Peter Thomson
Music by Mia Soteriou.
Special Effects Wilfredo Acosta
Produced and directed by Jane Morgan
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.
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SP2011111920121123Say 'Alderley Edge' to a lot of people and they'll think of footballers with their wives, living in grand mansions.
But for a great many the words will conjure up wizards and a hundred knights sleeping in a cave for thousands of years.
Alan Garner used a local legend as the starting point to his book "The Weirdstone of Brisingamen" and the story is firmly set in the part of Cheshire that he knows so well.
The book has been cherished by readers of all ages for fifty years and it's timely that Radio 4 is broadcasting a new dramatisation as Garner's novel about the adult life of the young hero of Brisingamen is due out next year.
Robert Powell who plays the narrator, has known Alan Garner since he was a schoolboy in Manchester and Struan Rodger who plays the dwarf, Durathror, was in a radio production of another Garner story, "Elidor", when he was only thirteen years old.
Philip Voss plays Cadellin the wizard and Monica Dolan, who recently made such an impression as Rosemary West in TV's "Appropriate Adult", plays a witch.
Hugo Docking and Fern Deacon, who play the two children caught up in a fearsome adventure, both come from the Sylvia Young School and Hugo commuted daily from Cirencester.
Dramatised by Peter Thomson.
Cast:
Colin - Robert Powell
Young Colin - Hugo Docking
Susan - Fern Deacon
Gowther - Trevor Cooper
Bess - Rachel Atkins
Selina Place - Monica Dolan
Cadellin - Philip Voss
Fenodyree - Steve Hodson
Durathror - Struan Rodger
Music by Mia Soteriou
Special Effects: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Jane Morgan
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.
A much-loved story firmly rooted in an ancient landscape.
Written by Alan Garner.
A much-loved story firmly rooted in an ancient landscape offers a thrilling and moving adventure.
Say 'Alderley Edge' to a lot of people and they'll think of footballers with their wives, living in grand mansions. But for a great many the words will conjure up wizards and a hundred knights sleeping in a cave for thousands of years.
Alan Garner used a local legend as the starting point for his bookThe Weirdstone of Brisingamen and the story is firmly set in the part of Cheshire that he knows so well. The book has been cherished by readers of all ages for fifty years.
Alan Garner's story,dramatised by Peter Thomson, is set on Alderley Edge and stems from a local legend of knights sleeping in a cave for hundreds of years, ready to awake and save the world from evil when the need comes.Wizards and dwarfs play their part, but it's two children who seem to hold the key to the future.
Produced and directed by Jane Morgan 

Duration

  • 01 Hours

Genre

  • Drama
  • Action & Adventure
  • SciFi & Fantasy

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