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The Death of Achilles is a radio play by Andrew Rissik, the second part of his Troy Trilogy. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 29 November 1998. The running time is 90 minutes[1][2].

Plot

With the bloody Trojan War at stalemate, Agamemnon hits on a cunning plan.

Cast

Character Actor
Hermes Paul Scofield
Priam Julian Glover
Paris Michael Sheen
Hector Michael Maloney
Helen Geraldine Somerville
Achilles Toby Stephens
Andromache Emma Fielding
Nikanor Geoffrey Whitehead

The cast also includes James Hayes, James Laurenson, Eleanor Bron, Ian Hogg, Deborah Findlay, David Harewood, Oliver Cotton, Lindsay Duncan and Saeed Jaffrey.

Directed by Jeremy Mortimer

Critical Reception

"Poetic, ambitious, highly wrought and densely woven ... the experience is one of those that gives drama on radio such power. The value of art which aims high is immense. The continuous artistic scrutiny of that tradition, in a world which deafens itself with chat and drowns in sentiment, has never been of greater value." (Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph)[3]

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