ITV have commissioned a new detective series to be screened next year. Set in the year 1012, Inspector Norse will follow the fortunes of a grumpy, middle-aged Viking as he investigates cases of pillage, rape and pig-theft in the hamlet of Oxford.
The programme will also see Norse admiring the finer things in life, such as mead and classical harp music, whilst pootling around the countryside in a vintage Roman chariot.
Producer, Tim Gubbins, says that Tony Robinson has already expressed an interest in playing the lead role.
‘Everyone knows people were a lot shorter back then so I think it’ll be believable, yes. Plus he has a large collection of his own props that he’s dug up over the years so those should come in handy.’