Tuesday 10 May 2011

Television: The Viking Sagas

BBC4 is showing a new documentary series called The Viking Sagas. In it, Dr Janina Ramirez travels across Iceland to look at the narratives of these ancient stories and examine whether they could be about real, historic people and places rather than simply fictional tales about gods and heroes.

The first programme is tonight at 9pm and looks at the Laxdaela Saga.

Could be worth watching.

1 comment:

chilledchimp said...

This was very good. I read some of the Viking sagas a few years ago and this has motivated me to read more. I've also enjoyed Noggin the Nog, which I've not seen in colour before - we still had a black and white TV when it was on the first time round!