Eagle of the Ninth (DVD)
Anthony Higgins stars as a Roman officer on a quest for the truth in an epic BBC series based on one of the greatest mysteries in British history.
Adapted from Rosemary Sutcliff's best-selling Children's novel.
The Ninth Legion marched into Northern Britain and was never seen again. It's a mystery that's not been solved, until now...
Circa 117AD, in a Britain under Roman occupation.
The young, ambitious Roman officer Marcus Flavius Aquila (Anthony Higgins), is on a quest to discover the truth about what happened to his father's legion, the Ninth Legion. Four thousand men vanished without a trace while travelling to battle the growing powers of the Caledonian tribes in northern England.
Under the disguise of a Greek priest, and joined by his freed ex-slave, Esca (Christian Rodska), Marcus traverses beyond Hadrian's Wall to un-earth the truth surrounding his father's last battle and find out what really happened to the Ninth Legion.
The journey will be dangerous, but Marcus is determined to find and bring back the bronze eagle standard that was a symbol of the Legion's honour, the Eagle of the Ninth.
The Eagle of the Ninth was first broadcast by BBC Scotland on the Sunday prime-time drama slot in 1977, where it captivated audiences and was commended for being a faithful adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliff's best-known novel.
What the Press Said:
"an energetic, imaginative and thoroughly enjoyable romp that captures the essence of the traditional boy’s own adventure and mixes it with some more complex and interesting themes to produce a highly entertaining series that I would certainly recommend." - The Consulting Detective
No. Discs: 2 DVDs
Subtitles: English Subtitles
Release Date: 15 Jan 2018
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