Michael Wood on Beowulf

About this programme

Historian Michael Wood traces the birth of English poetry back to the Dark Ages, focusing on Beowulf and other Anglo-Saxon classics to reveal the origins of England's literary heritage. Travelling from East Anglia to Scotland, he is joined by Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney, actor Julian Glover and local enthusiasts to bring the story and language of the famous poem to life.

Cast and crew


Executive Producer
Eamon Hardy
Arif Nurmohamed
Series Producer
Mary Sackville-West