Anyone else watched this?
I'm up to episode 5 and enjoying it immensely, especially when Uhtred reveals himself to be a proto-SAS-man and goes on a lone commando raid.
Highlights for me are:-
Alexander Dreymon in the title role as Uhtred, son of Uhtred.
David Dawson, who nails Alfred the Great as presented in the books, although I've never bought Cornwell's portrayal of him.
Adrian Bower does a splendid job as Leofric.
As does Emily Cox as Uhtred's first love interest, Brida.
But the real standout character for me so far has been Ian Hart as the priest Beocca. Somehow or other, he actually reminds me on the sadly missed Donald Pleasence.
It's a highly recommended yarn and difficult to beat for some pretty good escapism.