Perilous Voyage

United Kingdom, 1988

TV show
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Sir Michael Hordern, in the guise of Homer himself, narrates this animated version (in 6 parts) of Homer’s Odyssey! The adaptation is by Oliver Hunkin, one time Eton College classical tutor, who has attempted to present it as the great epic poem it is, and to recapture something of the surge and thunder of the original. Graphic artist, Alan Parry, studied the gods and goddesses, the heroes and monsters portrayed on ancient Greek vases, before beginning work on the series.

Credits

director

Len Lurcuck

producer

Oliver Hunkin

production company

Yorkshire Television

Language

English

Duration

01:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35293

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

History → Homer

History → Mythology, Greek

Literature → Homer

Literature → Mythology, Greek

Literature → Poetry

Television

Television → Television programs

Television → Television programs → Television programs - Great Britain

Television → Television series

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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