Neil Gaiman's Chivalry. Image shows from L to R: Neil Gaiman, Mrs Whitaker (Glenda Jackson), Sir Galaad (Kit Harington). Copyright: BBC
Neil Gaiman's Chivalry

Neil Gaiman's Chivalry

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2019
  • 1 episode

Story by Neil Gaiman about a woman who finds the Holy Grail in a charity shop. Also features Glenda Jackson, Kit Harington, Jessica Turner and Lucy Reynolds.

Neil Gaiman's Chivalry. Image shows from L to R: Neil Gaiman, Mrs Whitaker (Glenda Jackson), Sir Galaad (Kit Harington). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2019
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Stars
Glenda Jackson, Kit Harington, Jessica Turner and Lucy Reynolds
Writer
Neil Gaiman
Director
Allegra McIlroy
Producer
Allegra McIlroy
Companies

The tale of Mrs Whitaker, who finds the Holy Grail in a charity shop. Along the way she meets her dear friend Mrs Greenberg for macaroons, and becomes the focal point of Sir Galaad's most important quest.

It's a delightfully quirky, funny, and sweet story, mixing the gentle normality of Mrs Whitaker's chats with her best friend, discussing grandchildren over home-made macaroons, with the very lightly touched upon everyday loneliness of bereavement, and a visit from a handsome young man who says he's called Galaad. He comes asking for the Grail, and ends up helping out with the gardening and heavy lifting around the house.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th December 2019 at 4pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes

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