Slean foils an attempt by Abrecan and his mistress Saray to prevent his wedding by killing Kela, after which Kela admits to poisoning her sister in order to take her place and the marriage ... See full summary »

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Stephen Woolfenden

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James Dormer, James Dormer (creator) (co-writer)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kieran Bew ... Beowulf
Joanne Whalley ... Rheda
William Hurt ... Hrothgar
Gísli Örn Garðarsson ... Breca
Ed Speleers ... Slean
Laura Donnelly ... Elvina
Lolita Chakrabarti ... Lila
Ellora Torchia ... Vishka
Elliot Cowan ... Abrecan
Edward Hogg ... Varr
Holly Earl ... Kela
Sarah MacRae Sarah MacRae ... Saray
Lee Boardman ... Hane
Jack Rowan ... Brinni
Richard Brake ... Arak
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Slean foils an attempt by Abrecan and his mistress Saray to prevent his wedding by killing Kela, after which Kela admits to poisoning her sister in order to take her place and the marriage goes ahead. Bounty hunters arrive in Herot, demanding to arrest Breca for murder. Between them Lila and Beowulf are able to raise the blood money to spare him but Beowulf, angry that his friend lied to him, demands that he leave Herot for good. In his home village Abrecan receives a vote of no confidence from his council but circumstances allow him to save his reputation and overcome the opposition. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-14
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21 February 2016 (UK) See more »

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Kela's hair changes from light brown/honey blonde to red, and back again, in several scenes. Presumably indicating later re-shoots. See more »

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Beowulf a fact on fiction............
29 February 2016 | by rhod-maclennanSee all my reviews

From a slow convoluted start Beowulf has now managed to turn into a 'must watch' tale. A fantasy tale yes! but with many twists and turns, a question of 'who does one trust' ? Surprise events, strong story line, actors settling into their roles, thus making it an enjoyable romp. Would have thought a Thursday at 7pm viewing maybe ? Game of Thrones it is not, but it is a unique Beowulf and to enhance the viewers enjoyment the introduction of computer generated mythical beasts have been expertly done and bringing in a different dimension. Again which of the beast do we trust. Rumours of no follow up sequel for next year, I hope is as mythical as the beast in Beowulf as this is now an established viewing on a Sunday night. Dig deep ITV and let the viewers have more of this quality product... good safe family viewing.


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