Cast: Askwith Robin; Billington Michael; Blakely Colin; Blythe Peter; Bradford Andy; Brooks Eric; Buckley Keith; Chagrin Julian; Dobie Alan; Evans Barry; Glaisyer David; Glover Julian; Hemmings David; Jackson Barry; Jones Trevor; McKellen Ian; Norton Jim; Nossek Ralph; Rees John; Timothy Christopher; Vaughan Peter; Woolf Henry; York Michael; Cusack Sinйad; Merchant Vivien; Ransome Prunella; Smith Bernard; Duckett Eleanor Shipley; Taylor Ken; Webb James R.; Thomson Alex; Leppard Raymond; Rickards Jocelyn; Donner Clive; McDonell Fergus; Becket Raymond; Killanin Michael; Knowles Josephine; Stader Paul; von Ledebur Friedrich; Stringer Michael
Storyline: While Old England is being ransacked by roving Danes in the 9th century, Alfred is planning to join the priesthood. But observing the rape of his land, he puts away his religious vows to take up arms against the invaders, leading the English Christians to fight for their country. Alfred soundly defeats the Danes and becomes a hero. But now, although Alfred still longs for the priesthood, he is torn between his passion for God and his lust for blood.