Henry VIII and his Great Progress passed by Radio 4 in October 2015.
Colin MacDonald’s adaptation of C.J.Sansom’s Sovereign is bloody, gripping and full of intrigue. It’s a safe place from which to experience the terror of life in Henry VIII’s court where friends are hard to distinguish from enemies and careless talk can cost you your tongue and maybe your head too.
Instead of Henry as the central character, overshadowing all around him, this story follows lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake as he takes a dangerous conspirator from York back to London for questioning.
Drama director Kirsteen Cameron put me in contact with Colin so we could produce an article which could be shared across social platforms and encourage catch up listening.
The result was 11 Things you didn’t know about King Henry VIII’s Progress
I created shareable assets for Twitter and Facebook which linked back to the article.
Tudors tend to do very well on Radio 4’s social accounts. Matthew Shardlake and his experiences of the paranoid Progress were no exception.