CLIP  CARNAGE AT THE CAMP

Written by Stephen Butchard

Produced by Chrissy Skinns, Exec Produced by Nigel Marchant & Gareth Neame

Starring Alexander Dreymen, Ian Hart,  James Northcote, Toby Regbow, Julia Bash-Wiig

Father Beocca's heart breaks as the Saxons return to their destroyed camp to discover that his beloved Thyra is missing.

From S2E7, first transmitted 27th April 2017 on BBC TWO

 CLIP  BEAMFLEOT

Written by Stephen Butchard

Produced by Chrissy Skinns, Exec Produced by Nigel Marchant & Gareth Neame

Starring Alexander Dreymen, Christian Hillborg, Björn Bengtsson, Millie Brady, James Northcote, Toby Regbow

Uhtred and Aethelred's humiliated negotiating team arrive at the Danish held fortress of Beamfleot to agree a ransom for the Kings' daughter with her dangerous kidnappers.

From S2E7, first transmitted 27th April 2017 on BBC TWO

 CLIP  THE DEVONSHIRE FYRD

Written by Stephen Butchard

Produced by Chrissy Skinns, Exec Produced by Nigel Marchant & Gareth Neame

Starring David Dawson, Simon Kunz, Millie Brady,  James Northcote, Toby Regbow, Cavan Clerkin, Alexander Dreymen

King Alfred is heartbroken to discover that his friend and former advisor has betrayed him by raising the Devonshire Fyrd. Odda's army marches on Beamfleot, pursued by the combined forces or Wessex and Mercia, while Uhtred's secret mission to rescue the praying princess gets underway.

From S2E8, first transmitted 4th May 2017 on BBC TWO

 CLIP  THE FINAL BATTLE

Written by Stephen Butchard

Produced by Chrissy Skinns, Exec Produced by Nigel Marchant & Gareth Neame

Starring Alexander Dreymen, David Dawson, Simon Kunz, Björn Bengtsson, Millie Brady, Harry McEntire, James Northcote, Toby Regbow

The Devonshire Fyrd face the King's Saxon army across a moonlit battlefield, but little do they know that Uhtred's rescue party are hurtling towards them with the Danish forces hot on their heels.

From S2E8, first transmitted 4th May 2017 on BBC TWO

 FULL EPISODE  S2E7

Written by Stephen Butchard

Produced by Chrissy Skinns, Exec Produced by Nigel Marchant & Gareth Neame

Starring Alexander Dreymen, David Dawson, Ian Hart, Simon Kunz, Christian Hillborg, Björn Bengtsson, Millie Brady, Harry McEntire, James Northcote, Toby Regbow

After the savage attack on the camp, the Danish brothers have taken the princess hostage. A furious King Alfred dispatches the humiliated Aethelred and an untrustworthy Uhtred to Beamfleot to bargain for her life. While Sigefrid negotiates a huge ransom to buy an army to conquer Wessex, Uhtred discovers that Erik and Aethelflaed have far more dangerous plans.

First transmitted 27th April 2017 on BBC TWO

 FULL EPISODE  S2E8 - SEASON FINALÉ

Written by Stephen Butchard

Produced by Chrissy Skinns, Exec Produced by Nigel Marchant & Gareth Neame

Starring Alexander Dreymen, David Dawson, Ian Hart, Simon Kunz, Christian Hillborg, Björn Bengtsson, Millie Brady, Harry McEntire, James Northcote, Toby Regbow

Odda and Aethelwold believe that Alfred is selfishly endangering the dream of a united England to save his expendable daughter. So while Uhtred mounts a secret suicidal rescue mission, Odda treasonously sommons the devonshire forces to engage the Danish brothers. As the fortress of Beamfloet burns, three armies converge for a brutal moonllit showdown. 

First transmitted 4th May 2017 on BBC TWO

                                                    “subtle Saxon realpolitik punctuated by bursts of deliciously unsubtle Saxon ultra violence” 

                                                                                                                                                                       “barnstorming action” - The Guardian

                                           “the final episode was the best yet: a tense, melancholy look at the real cost of forging a nation” 

                                           “the battle scenes on this show have been consistently excellent and tonight’s was no exception” 

                                                          “This has been a beautifully acted series and tonight’s episode was particularly strong"

                                                                                                                              “a tense, tragic ending to a sensational series”  - The Guardian Online

 

       “The finale is superb, with enough politicking, betrayal and bloodshed to satisfy the most rabid George RR Martin fan.

                                  The budget and the buzz may not be big, but at its best, The Last Kingdom packs no less of a punch” - The Times

 

                                                                                                                                                                               "a thrilling finale” - The Sun

                                                                                                    “The dramatic concluding episode… a devastating showdown” - Daily Mail

                                                                                           "The Last Kingdom’s blazing denouement was almost too thrilling” 

                                                                                      "a roaring conclusion… acted with all the guts and gusto you’d expect”

                               “at the close of a rip-roaring second series, The Last Kingdom delivered a dramatic, high-stakes finale" 

                                                                                                                                "rousing action and tragic loss. Destiny is all!” - Den of Geek

Rich directed the critically acclaimed finalé of the second season of BBC Two and Netflix's popular historical drama The Last Kingdom. Adapted by Stephen Butchard from the novels by Bernard Cornwell, the story follows valiant warrior Uhtred, born a Saxon but raised as a Dane, who is torn between his nature and his nurture while helping King Alfred unite the feuding Kingdoms of ninth century England against the threat of Viking invaders. Produced by Carnival, filming took place around Budapest during autumn 2016.

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