October 9, 2003

Masterpiece Theater Alert!

The new season has begun!

I gave last weekend a miss (we're currently deep in the middle of a Sopranos marathon, trying to watch all 3 seasons in two weeks).

But this Sunday is "The Warrior Queen" by Andrew Davies (or P&P fame) based on the legends of Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, a Celtic tribe facing down the Roman's during the reigns of Claudius (yes, Claw-claw again!) and Nero.

As a teenager I was obsessed with Celtic history and mythology, and Boudica/Boudicca/Boadicea's story loomed large. She is the quintessential warrior woman, the original Xena, and as matter of fact, made an appearence in the Xena show played by Jennifer Ward-Lealand of Desperate Remedies .

In the Warrior Queen the insurmountable Boudica will be played by Alex Kingston of yummy "Moll Flanders" fame, also featured on Masterpiece Theater a few years ago.

Happy Boudica info from the Masterpiece Theater site...
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/warriorqueen/essays.html

Posted by Kallisti at October 9, 2003 12:13 PM