Programme Index

Discover 10,336,302 listings and 247,620 playable programmes from the BBC


Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 3 months

Left to burn by her husband for the part she played in the killing of his best friend, separated from her daughter and cut adrift from her beloved homeland, Gudrun longs for death.

Iceland is now an occupied country, its people forced to convert to Christianity by the ruthless King of Norway, Olaf Trygvasson.

Starring Kate Phillips.

Lucy Catherine's Viking epic of love, revenge and faith inspired by the Icelandic sagas.

Gudrun ...... Kate Phillips
Freija ...... Samantha Dakin
Silvia ...... Sanchia McCormack
Felman ...... Samuel James
Herborg ...... Sarah Ridgeway
Volva ...... Karen Bartke

Gudrun, a young woman from 11th century Iceland, forges her path through a world of unearthly beauty yet uncompromising harshness.

Series 2 ended with Gudrun telling her husband, Bolli, that she was the one responsible for starting the blood feud that led to him killing his best friend and brother, Kjartan. Driven berserk by her betrayal, he set fire to their family home with Gudrun trapped inside and rode off with their daughter.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2017. Show less

About this data

This data is drawn from the data stream that informs BBC's iPlayer and Sounds. The information shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was/is subject to change and may not be accurate. More