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Game Of Thrones - Sky Atlantic
STARTS MONDAY 18th APRIL, 9PM
THE DAY AFTER THE STATES
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T he wait is finally over – catch the first episode of TV blockbuster Game Of Thrones only one day
after the US airing. Acclaimed British actors Sean Bean (Lord Of The Rings) and Lena Headey (300) star in this gripping saga of intrigue, lust, betrayal and power, based on the bestselling fantasy novel by George RR Martin.
Experience the treacherous world of Westeros where complex characters, riveting plot twists and stunning settings will captivate you over 10 incredible episodes – in one of the most expensive TV series ever made. Read on for the inside track on the enthralling story, the key characters and brand new Game Of Thrones related shows that will really whet your appetite. Also, seize your chance to win a trip to the show's breathtaking filming locations in Belfast.
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Winter is Coming
S ean Bean plays Game Of Thrones' central
character, Eddard 'Ned' Stark, Lord of Winterfell. Stark is an honourable leader and best friend to the King of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
When the hedonistic King asks Stark to relocate to the capital and govern Westeros in his name, the Lord of Winterfell agrees. In his new role as 'King's Hand', the noble from the north must survive a decadent viper-pit of corruption, in-fighting and deception, as the Houses of Westeros plot to seize the Iron Throne.
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Winter is Coming
The House of Westeros
House Stark
House Stark
Lord Eddard Stark is Warden of the North and rules Winterfell with a tough but fair hand. House Stark is a staunch ally of the ruling House of Baratheon.
House Baratheon
House Baratheon
Baratheon is the most powerful house, after Robert Baratheon led a violent rebellion to depose and replace Westeros' former King, Aerys II of the House of Targaryen.
House Lannister
House Lannister
Tywin Lannister heads the richest and proudest of Westeros' Houses. His daughter Cersei Lannister was married to King Robert Baratheon to ensure peace between their Houses.
House Targaryen
House Targaryen
Prince Viserys and Princess Daenerys Targaryen fled into exile after the rebellion. Daenerys married a warlord to help Viserys raise an army and retake the Iron Throne.
The Key Players
King Robert Baratheon Queen Cersei Lannister
King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy)
King of Westeros, good friend of Ned Stark, formerly engaged to Ned's sister, Lyanna, whose abduction incited Robert's uprising against the throne. Married Cersei Lannister after Lyanna died.
Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey)
Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, wife of King Robert. Fiercely protective of her three children, Cersei also shares an unusually close connection with her twin brother Jaime.
Ser Jaime Lannister Daenerys Targaryen Jon Snow
Ser Jaime Lannister
Queen Cersei's twin brother Jaime murdered the previous king, despite having sworn an oath to protect him. This treacherous act earned him the derisive name 'Kingslayer'.
Daenerys Targaryen
Princess of House Targaryen, Daenerys lives in self-imposed exile in Essos with her brother, Viserys, where they plot to retake the Iron Throne of Westeros.
Jon Snow
Ned's illegitimate son was raised in House Stark. He dreams of joining the Night's Watch and following in the footsteps of his Uncle Benjen, a great ranger.
Creating Westeros
George RR Martin: Game Of Thrones Book Show Thronecast: The Official Fan Show for Game Of Thrones Game Of Thrones: Welcome To The World
George RR Martin: Game Of Thrones Book Show
Sky Atlantic – Mon 8.30pm
Discover first-hand the inspiration behind the internationally bestselling series A Song of Ice and Fire – and he reveals all about his next book.
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Thronecast: The Official Fan Show for Game Of Thrones
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iTunes – Mon 10pm
Your perfect companion to the world of Westeros, featuring exclusive interviews, recaps and chances to win brilliant prizes.
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Game Of Thrones: Welcome To The World
Sky Atlantic
Keep an eye out for these short programmes where cast and creators give a fascinating behind-the-scenes insight into the epic series.
Journey to Westeros yourself
Journey to Westeros yourself
T o celebrate Game Of Thrones coming to Sky Atlantic you now have the chance to win a fantastic 'week
in Westeros' for you and three friends. Stay in a beautiful castle in Northern Ireland and spend seven adventurous days exploring the incredible countryside filming locations from the series, including the majestic Castle Ward.
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Game Of Thrones - Starts Monday 18th April, 9pm The day after the States - Sky Atlantic
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