A Boy of No Consequence

Series 1 - Episode 3 A Boy of No Consequence

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Review

He’s mastered the Minotaur and subdued satyrs, but life expectancy is still about to plummet for our man-out-of-time. Not only has Jason made enemies in high places, but now he’s also “called before the bulls” – painful at the best of times. It’s punishment for him and his Atlantean chums for opposing Ariadne’s favoured suitor, handsome but cruel Heptarian.

The central trio have become quite a team. In particular, Mark Addy throws himself into his role as the rotund, Falstaffian Hercules with relish. He is immense in Atlantis, often providing its best and funniest moments.

Till now the series has been a bit male – even tonight’s thrills will put you in mind of Gladiator. But efforts have been made to draw Medusa into the action, while Emily Taaffe gives an affecting turn as servant girl Elpis. Extra kudos for standing brazenly up to a reality giant. Are you not entertained?

Summary

An argument with a young nobleman leaves Jason and his friends at the mercy of King Minos, who declares they become bull-leapers - a virtually impossible crowd-pleasing sport in which they have to jump over a charging beast. The trio are forced to pull together if they are to overcome this ultimate test of bravery - but unknown to them, there is a dark force turning the gods against them. Fantasy drama, starring Jack Donnelly, Mark Addy, Robert Emms and Alexander Siddig.

Cast & Crew

Hercules Mark Addy
Pasiphae Sarah Parish
Minos Alexander Siddig
Medusa Jemima Rooper
Jason Jack Donnelly
Pythagoras Robert Emms
Heptarian Oliver Walker
Ariadne Aiysha Hart
Elpis Emily Taaffe
Palos Richard Dillane
Cyrus Ciaran Griffiths
Shabaka Chris Obi
Sophia Lynne Wilmot
Gallus Harry Dickman
Director Justin Molotnikov
Executive Producer Johnny Capps
Executive Producer Julian Murphy
Writer Howard Overman
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