Focusing on Beowulf and drawing on other Anglo-Saxon classics, Michael Wood, with the help of Seamus Heaney and others, traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages.
Also known as Michael Wood on Beowulf.
Historian Michael Wood returns to his first great love, the Anglo-Saxon world, to reveal the origins of our literary heritage. Focusing on Beowulf and drawing on other Anglo-Saxon classics, he traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages.
Travelling across the British Isles from East Anglia to Scotland and with the help of Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, actor Julian Glover, local historians and enthusiasts, he brings the story and language of this iconic poem to life.
Refer to In Search of the Dark Ages (1979-1981), In Search of the Trojan War (1985), and In Search of Myths and Heroes (2005).
Production & Filming Details
- Michael Wood.
- Arif Murmohamed.
- Eamon Hardy … executive producer.
- Arif Nurmohamed … producer.
- Mary Sackville-West … series producer.
- Justin Evans.
- British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
- Released Date: 28 May 2009.
- Running time: 60 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.