The first play in ‘Pilgrim Series 2’, a collection of four BBC Radio 4 modern-day fantasy adventures written by Sebastian Baczkiewicz and starring Paul Hilton as Pilgrim.
The Drowned Church was originally broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot on 31 August 2010.What if all the myths and folktales of these islands were true? And what if they were not only true but present now in our world? All the spirits, existing, as they have always existed, in the gaps between tower blocks, in the shadows under bridges, in the corner of our vision. An ancient and eternal world which has existed alongside ours since time immemorial and will exist long after we have gone.
Enter Pilgrim... In 1185 William Palmer was making pilgrimage to Canterbury. Unbeknownst to him his fellow pilgrim was the Lord of Faerie. When William claimed that the Church would wipe out the belief in the Faerie world, he was cursed by the Faerie Lord and condemned forever to walk between our world and theirs.
In this episode, The Drowned Church, Pilgrim comes to Skaymer, a seaside town in Norfolk, to investigate the strange appearance of a young man believed drowned in the great flood of 1757.
With Paul Hilton as William Palmer (Pilgrim), Claire Price as Helen and Judy Parfitt as Doris. Also starring William Gaunt, Luke Treadaway, Rachael Spence, Sean Baker, Jude Akuwudike, Sally Orrock and Agnes Bateman. Directed by Marc Beeby.
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