Based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott, THE TALISMAN is a Crusades story of heroism, love and intrigue. Sir Kenneth, a bold Scottish knight, finds himself involved in political machinations...
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As the millenium draws near, an evil being awakens. Fused to an ancient Talisman for centuries -- Theriel, the Black Angel is summoned from his resting place to usher in the end of the ... See full summary »
Based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott, THE TALISMAN is a Crusades story of heroism, love and intrigue. Sir Kenneth, a bold Scottish knight, finds himself involved in political machinations and court intrigue as he discovers that enemies are not always who they seem to be.
I searched for years for this mini-series and lo and behold it popped up on Amazon Prime! Full of derring-do, deceit, treachery and chivalry, it is a BBC swashbuckler that does nor disappoint. Admittedly, the first episode is a little slow, but the pot boils quickly after that! As stated, this is a Sir Walter Scott novel, so Ivanhoe fans will love the twists and turns, deceptions and reveals. Sir Kenneth is as noble and headstrong as Wilfred of Ivanhoe and finds as much action and intrigue. The chapters put one in mind of Doctor Who, along with the BBC soundtrack. It takes place during the Crusades and involves Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and fictional characters woven around them. I doubt it's at all historically accurate, but who cares? Like all good BBC fare, the presentation convinces you that it is living history. It's rousing, old-fashioned fun! Watch it, or by heaven you will rue the day you passed it up!
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