Game of Thrones

Series 2 - 2. The Night Lands

The Night Lands
Radio Times
Review by:
Paul Jones

We’re still getting to grips with new faces, but the characters are so well drawn, there’s little lost if you forget how this sprawling political fantasy slots together. It’s certainly as bloody as ever as malevolent boy king Joffrey reacts to rumours regarding his heritage. Meanwhile, the crimson comet arcing overhead is seen as an omen. Does it mark Ned Stark’s death, predict further victories for Robb or prophesy the return of the dragons?

About this programme

2/10. Tyrion turns his anger on Cersei for alienating Joffrey's subjects in the wake of the capital's bloody purge, and Theon returns to the Iron Islands for first time in nine years, where he discovers his father Balon is planning to rebel against the crown once again. Arya shares a secret with her new friend Gendry while travelling north to the Wall, and Davos Seaworth recruits an ally who may prove useful in Stannis Baratheon's naval invasion of King's Landing.

Cast and crew


Petyr `Littlefinger' Baelish
Aidan Gillen
King Joffrey Baratheon
Jack Gleeson
Theon Greyjoy
Alfie Allen
Cersei Lannister
Lena Headey
Jaime Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Tyrion Lannister
Peter Dinklage
Jon Snow
Kit Harington
Arya Stark
Maisie Williams
Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke
Robb Stark
Richard Madden
Sansa Stark
Sophie Turner
Tywin Lannister
Charles Dance
Stannis Baratheon
Stephen Dillane
Davos Seaworth
Liam Cunningham
Catelyn Stark
Michelle Fairley
Carice van Houten
Joe Dempsie
Balon Greyjoy
Patrick Malahide
Salladhor Saan
Lucian Msamati


Alan Taylor
David Benioff
DB Weiss