Two refugees, a mother and a son, have been forced to settle in a strange land. The son is frustrated, so the mother decides to tell him the story of Daniel. The Babylonians sacked the city ... See full synopsis »

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Lyudmila Koshkina (as Lioudmila Koshkina)

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Episode cast overview:
Philip Franks Philip Franks ... Daniel (voice)
Clive Merrison ... Darius (voice)
Steve Hodson Steve Hodson ... Nebuchadnezzer (voice)
Bill Nighy ... Belshazzar (voice)
Roger Allam ... Chief Magus (voice)
Brian Hibbard Brian Hibbard ... Arioch (voice)
Sion Probert Sion Probert ... Ashpenaz (voice)
Richard Pearce Richard Pearce ... Hananiah (voice)
Carolyn Pickles ... Woman (voice)
Stephen Lord ... Son (voice)
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Two refugees, a mother and a son, have been forced to settle in a strange land. The son is frustrated, so the mother decides to tell him the story of Daniel.

The Babylonians sacked the city of Jerusalem, murdering many of its citizens and making slaves out of the remainder. Daniel (Philip Franks) and the other Israelite princes are taken to King Nebuchadnezzar (Steve Hodson), who has them trained as his Magi. Daniel objects, particularly when they are offered meat from the altar of the Babylonian God, Marduk. The Crown Prince, Belshazzar (Bill Nighy), is disgusted by this refusal, while the Chief eunuch, Ashpenaz (Sion Probert), does his best to keep this behaviour hidden from the King. Soon afterwards, Nebuchadnezzar demands to see progress, and is impressed by the Israelites work, appointing them all full magi, much to the irritation of his Chief Magus.(Roger Allam).

One night, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream, and to test the skills of his advisors, asks that before they interpret it, they...

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Animation | Drama

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4 December 1996 (UK) See more »

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King Nebuchadnezzer II: [to the young trainee magi] I really can't see the point in training you any more.
Chief Magus: But your Majesty surely...
King Nebuchadnezzer II: You are now full King's Magi, get them their proper robes Ashpenaz. They'll be teaching you soon Lord Magus.
[he leaves]
Chief Magus: [to the magi] Don't think you can get the better of me.
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Written by Karl Jenkins
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