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Dark Ages. Image shows from L to R: Gudrun (Phill Jupitus), Matilda (Sheridan Smith), Agnes (Pauline McLynn), Thane Redwald (Alistair McGowan). Copyright: Granada Productions.

Dark Ages

ITV sitcom. 5 episodes (1 series) in 1999. Stars Phill Jupitus, Dave Lamb, Paul Putner, Mike Hayley, Alistair McGowan, Pauline McLynn, Sheridan Smith and others.

Dark Ages

It's AD 999, the turn of a new Millennium, and the villagers of Sludgwicke are living in filth. The life of Thane Redwald is really no better

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1999
Channel
ITV
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Creator
Merle Nygate
Starring
Phill Jupitus, Dave Lamb, Paul Putner, Mike Hayley, Alistair McGowan, Pauline McLynn, Sheridan Smith, Laurence Howarth and others
Writer
Rob Grant
Director
Steve Bendelack
Producer
Justin Judd

It is AD 999. A new Millennium approaches the peoples of Britain, and no one is quite sure what it may hold.

When Thane Redwald falls in love with the beautiful daughter of a local stone mason, the hapless Gudrun finds himself promoted to a position of responsibility. A position that he neither wants, nor is suited to.

As the country faces Viking invasion, Gudrun is ordered by Redwald to raise armies, and construct great celebrational buildings for the local Earl. But despite the money from his new position allowing him to purchase a slave of his own, Gudrun merely wishes to keep his head down, share some drinks with his dimwitted friends, and look after his beloved cow, Dolly.

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