Game of Thrones

Everyone’s talking about Game of Thrones again! But where did they get the ideas for this world of bloodthirsty, warmongering, backstabbing kings and queens?

Level: higher • 

Category: reading; listening

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If you’ve been following even a little of the Game of Thrones saga, you may have wondered precisely when and where this all took place. Of course, it’s not real… or is it?

Radio 4 is the home of BBC talk radio and comedy. Here they investigate the real historical events behind the plot and characters of this epic series.

There are also excerpts from radio broadcasts, including an interview with author G.R.R Martin about the impossibility of taking GoT to Hollywood, and reflections on the role of women in the series as it has progressed.

Find it all here.

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