“Alexander: The Story of A Legendary Leader” a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

On June 18th 2020 the Penguin Books will release in digital edition:

Alexander: The Story of A Legendary Leader

by David Wade

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

A thrilling six-part serial on the life of Alexander the Great

Alexander of Macedon was one of history’s greatest ever military commanders. By the time of his death, aged just 32, he had conquered the entire Persian Empire, and was ruler of a vast territory stretching from Greece to the borders of India. These six episodes tell his extraordinary life story, as reimagined by acclaimed dramatist David Wade.

The King’s Son – 356 BCOutside the city of Pella in Macedonia, the spirits of Achilles and Patroclus are eagerly awaiting a royal birth. But Alexander’s arrival creates friction between King Philip and his Queen, Olympias.

I Am Also Alexander – The young Prince is used as a pawn in the war between his parents, and becomes a student of the great philosopher Aristotle.

Preparation of the Sacrifice – Alexander goes into battle to prove his manhood. Meanwhile, King Philip’s remarriage plans cause tension.

The Road to Gordium – Warrior Alexander becomes King of Macedonia and sets out to conquer the world…

The Hunt of the God King – Alexander pursues Darius, King of Persia, conquers Egypt – and falls in love with the beautiful Barsine.

Great Son of Ammon – The King confronts treachery, invades India and faces the end of the span of years allotted by the Fates…

This compelling serial stars Michael Maloney as Alexander, with an incredible cast including Brian CoxGeraldine JamesAlex Jennings and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Also included is a bonus episode of In Our Time, in which Melvyn Bragg and guests explore Alexander’s life, legend and legacy.

Spirit of Achilles – Barry Foster
Spirit of Patroclus – Simon Ward
King Philip of Macedon – Brian Cox
Queen Olympias – Geraldine James
Young Alexander – Sam Crane
Antipatros – David March
Demosthenes/Kalas – Malcolm Sinclair
Lysimachos/Mazaeus – Keith Drinkel
Young Hephaestion – Gary King
Aristander/Anteas – Barry Gordon
Artabazus – Philip Anthony
Kleitos/Demaratos/Simmias – John Evitts
Leonidas – John Webb
Pausanias/Agathon/Eumenes/Page – James Telfer
Menapis/Aeschines/Krateros – David Thorpe
Hellanike – Patti Holloway
Barsine – Oona Beeson/Teresa Gallagher
Clotho/Thais – Rachel Atkins
Lachesis – Jill Graham
Atropos/Sisygambis – Diana Payan
Alexander – Michael Maloney
Hephaestion – Alex Jennings
Aristotle – John Moffat
Ptolemy – Julian Rhind-Tutt
Philotas – Michael Onslow
Parmenion – John Rye
Attalos/Nabarzanes/Memnon – John Baddeley
The Pythia/Queen of Karia – Geraldine Fitzgerald
Darius – Charles Kay
Harpalos – Dominic Letts
Perdikkas – Mark Straker
Charidemos/Kallisthenes – Jonathan Adams
Philip – Sean Barrett
The Eunuch – Richard Pearce
Bagoas – Matthew Sim
Oxyartes – John Hollis
Kalanos/Ambhi – Renu Setna
Charidemos/Kallisthenes – Jonathan Adams
The Fates – Rachel Atkins, Jill Graham & Diana Payan

Written by David Wade
Directed by Glyn Dearman
Translator: Richard Lattimore
Music by Wilfredo Acosta

In Our Time
Presented by Melvyn Bragg
With: Paul Cartledge, Emeritus Professor of Greek Culture and AG Leventis Senior Research Fellow at Clare College, University of Cambridge; Diana Spencer, Professor of Classics at the University of Birmingham and Rachel Mairs, Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading
Produced by Victoria Brignell

  • BBC Audio
  • Imprint: BBC Digital Audio
  • ISBN: 9781529126938
  • Length: 405 Minutes
  • Release Date: June 18, 2020
  • Language: English

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