The Last Kingdom

The Last Kingdom

Series 2 - Episode 3

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Review

Brace yourselves because this is a moving episode, a real gut-wrencher. If you haven’t seen last week’s instalment yet, best stop reading now because this chapter in Uhtred’s life is a grim lowpoint, after he was betrayed by that wet weasel Guthred (who owed him his throne, for heaven’s sake!) and sold into slavery.

He and loyal sidekick Halig are now heaving on the oars of a trading ship in the North Sea, shackled and whipped (“Bail, you dogs!”) and generally dehumanised. Back in civilisation, King Alfred welcomes the flinty old king of Mercia to what proves a disastrous dinner party and eligible young women are treated as bargaining chips by their men. It’s not pretty.

Summary

Uhtred and Halig have been condemned to a life of slavery and are forced to row endlessly on a trader ship, while Guthred welcomes Aelfric and the savage Dane brothers Erik and Sigefrid into Eoferwic as a reward for dispatching his enemy. But when their agreement is jeopardised, Guthred offers Gisela as a peace offering. Will she comply? Meanwhile, Alfred, Ragnar and Brida are instructed to rescue Uhtred and set off in search of the slave ship - but with conditions at sea worsening, they may not be able to rescue him in time.

Cast & Crew

Uhtred Alexander Dreymon
Alfred David Dawson
Ragnar the Younger Tobias Santelmann
Aelfric Joseph Millson
Sven Ole Chistoffer Ertvaag
Odda the Elder Simon Kunz
Aethelwold Harry McEntire
Aelswith Eliza Butterworth
Hild Eva Birthistle
Halig Gerard Kearns
Aethelwold Millie Brady
Aethelred Toby Regbo
Finan Mark Rowley
Sigefrid Bjorn Bengtsson
Brother Trew Peter McDonald
Gisela Peri Baumeister
Guthred Thure Lindhardt
Sihtric Arnas Fedaravicius
Steapa Adrian Bouchet
Erik Christian Hillborg
Aldhelm James Northcote
Abbot Eadred David Schofield
Clapa Magnus Samulsson
Aidan Anthony Cozens
Ceolwulf David Gant
Hakka Kenneth M Christensen
Joris Christopher Sciueref
Sverri Johannes Haukur Johannesson
Nun Catherine Kohl
Director Jon East
Executive Producer Nigel Marchant
Executive Producer Gareth Neame
Executive Producer Stephen Butchard
Producer Liz Trubridge
Writer Ben Vanstone
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