- Stars: Adrian Bower , Alec Newman , Alexander Dreymon , Amy Wren , Brian Vernel , Charlie Murphy , David Dawson , Eliza Butterworth , Emily Cox , Eva Birthistle , Gerard Kearns , Harry McEntire , Henning Valin Jakobsen , Ian Hart , Jonas Malmsjö , Joseph Millson , Laura Döbrösi , Lorcan Cranitch , Madeleine Power , Nicholas Rowe , Nikolett Barabas , Nóra Lili Hörich , Rune Temte , Sean Gilder , Simon Kunz , Thomas W. Gabrielsson , Tobias Santelmann , Victor McGuire
In Northumbria in 866 AD a young Saxon boy called Uhtred is captured by Vikings who kill his father in the Danish invasion of York. He is brought up as a Dane by the tribe leader Ragner, befriending a young girl Brida, whom he defends from the bully Sven. When Sven sexually assaults Brida he has an eye put out and is banished. Years later Sven returns and, helped by Uhtred's treacherous uncle Aelfric, kills Ragner, his family and most of the village, causing Brida and Uhtred to flee for their lives.