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Game of Thrones

  • 2011
  • Season 1
  • 10 episodes
  • Drama

Summary

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond.

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Episode 1: Winter Is Coming

Summary

First episode of the fantasy drama based on George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels. Lord Eddard Stark is torn between his family and an old friend when he is asked to serve at the side of King Robert Baratheon. However, neither man is aware that their country is on the verge of a bitter power struggle that could lead to its destruction. Starring Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Fights, betrayal, a splayed, headless corpse and so much breast and leg you’re getting sick of the sight of it. It’s Christmas all right. If you’re looking to escape the annual family massacre, find a quiet place and settle in for this festive Game of Thrones marathon.

For the next 12 days Sky Atlantic is showing the entire series up to the end of series four, with three or four episodes every night. It’s perfect for getting new viewers hooked, but longtime fans will also enjoy a refresher: from three dragons a-laying (waste to the countryside) and two siblings kissing to a red wedding ceremon-ee.

If you can’t wrest control of the TV from the kids (when you play the game of the remote, you win or you watch Shaun the Sheep for a fortnight) it’s all available online and on your phone afterwards. Lock the door to the bathroom, install yourself on the throne and have a very bloody Christmas.

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Cast

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Lord Eddard `Ned' StarkSean Bean
King Robert BaratheonMark Addy
Queen Cersei LannisterLena Headey
Jaime LannisterNikolaj Coster-Waldau
Tyrion LannisterPeter Dinklage
Jon SnowKit Harington
Lady Catelyn StarkMichelle Fairley
Robb StarkRichard Madden
Bran StarkIsaac Hempstead Wright
Sansa StarkSophie Turner
Arya StarkMaisie Williams
Daenerys TargaryenEmilia Clarke
Viserys TargaryenHarry Lloyd
Khal DrogoJason Momoa
Illyrio MopatisRoger Allam

Crew

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DirectorTim Van Patten
WriterDavid Benioff
WriterDB Weiss

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  • Episode 1

    Winter Is Coming

    Summary

    First episode of the fantasy drama based on George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels. Lord Eddard Stark is torn between his family and an old friend when he is asked to serve at the side of King Robert Baratheon. However, neither man is aware that their country is on the verge of a bitter power struggle that could lead to its destruction. Starring Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 5 out of 5.

    Fights, betrayal, a splayed, headless corpse and so much breast and leg you’re getting sick of the sight of it. It’s Christmas all right. If you’re looking to escape the annual family massacre, find a quiet place and settle in for this festive Game of Thrones marathon.

    For the next 12 days Sky Atlantic is showing the entire series up to the end of series four, with three or four episodes every night. It’s perfect for getting new viewers hooked, but longtime fans will also enjoy a refresher: from three dragons a-laying (waste to the countryside) and two siblings kissing to a red wedding ceremon-ee.

    If you can’t wrest control of the TV from the kids (when you play the game of the remote, you win or you watch Shaun the Sheep for a fortnight) it’s all available online and on your phone afterwards. Lock the door to the bathroom, install yourself on the throne and have a very bloody Christmas.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Lord Eddard `Ned' StarkSean Bean
    King Robert BaratheonMark Addy
    Queen Cersei LannisterLena Headey
    Jaime LannisterNikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Tyrion LannisterPeter Dinklage
    Jon SnowKit Harington
    Lady Catelyn StarkMichelle Fairley
    Robb StarkRichard Madden
    Bran StarkIsaac Hempstead Wright
    Sansa StarkSophie Turner
    Arya StarkMaisie Williams
    Daenerys TargaryenEmilia Clarke
    Viserys TargaryenHarry Lloyd
    Khal DrogoJason Momoa
    Illyrio MopatisRoger Allam

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorTim Van Patten
    WriterDavid Benioff
    WriterDB Weiss

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