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The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
3—' The Duke Threatens '
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
In 1620 Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, arrived in London to reclaim a large sum of money lent by his father to King James VI of Scotland -now James I of the United Kingdom. The young and lovely Margaret Ramsay, the daughter of one of the king's Scottish retainers, took an interest in Nigel's affairs and made it possible for him to gain access to the Palace of Whitehall. There, Lord Huntinglen, an old family friend, pleaded Nigel's case with King James and got from the king a mysterious warning that Nigel should, for his own safety, leave the city immediately.


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar
Music By: Ian Whyte
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Olifaunt
King James VI: Duncan MacRae
Lord Huntinglen: Ian Stewart
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
George Heriot: George Davies
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain: Liam Hood
Duke of Buckingham: Robert Bond
Lord Dalgarno: Douglas Storm
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner
Dame Suddlechop: Elizabeth Ashley

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