by Peter Griffith
The Green Knight is set in the time of the legendary King Arthur and his court.
An enormous green-skinned knight challenges Arthur's knights to a test of their honour. Sir Gawain accepts the challenge but notices too late that the green knight has magic powers.
So he begins a dangerous adventure through sinister forests and icy mountains until he stands face to face again with his rival.
How can the honourable Sir Gawain prevail in a world of magic and sorcery?
Photos of 'The Green Knight'
Extract from the script 'The Green Knight'
|Bertilak:||Hail King Arthur, king of England|
|Arthur:||Er- welcome to my court. Do come and join us. I'm afraid we don't have any more chairs - but if you don't mind standing, we were just about to have dinner.|
|Bertilak:||Thank you, your majesty. I am not hungry.|
|Arthur:||Perhaps something to drink?|
|Bertilak:||Thank you, no. I am not here to eat or drink, but for a different purpose.|
|Arthur:||Oh yes? Well, how can we help you?|
|Bertilak:||I have heard that the knights of King Arthur's round table are the bravest and most honourable in the world.|
|Arthur:||Yes, I think you're right. My knights are the bravest and most honourable in the world - aren't you Lancelot? Aren't you Gawain?|
|Lancelot:||Well, I think I am, anyway. I'm not sure about Gawain.|
|Gawain:||Of course I'm brave and honourable - more than Lancelot.|
|Arthur:||Yes, they are fine knights - both of them. The best knights in the world. Now, how can we help you?|
|Bertilak:||I am here to test them.|