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The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
2—' The Palace of Whitehall'
Other parts played by students of the Edinburgh College of Speech and Drama
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
In 1603 the Crowns of Scotland and England were united, and James VI of Scotland became James I of the new realm. It was in an atmosphere of intrigue and jealousy that young Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, found himself when he arrived from Scotland to reclaim 40,000 merks lent by his father to the King-money needed to offset a mortgage on the Glenvarloch estates.
One day Olifaunt's servant, Ritchie, was assaulted by a mob of London apprentices, but escaped into the home of Margaret Ramsay , who took an immediate interest in the story he told her of his master's plight. At Margaret's insistence, her godfather George Heriot (the King's Goldsmith and one of the most influential men in London) visited Lord Glenvarloch. Heriot took a liking to the young nobleman and went to Court on his behalf, only to find that the name of Glenvarloch made King James fly into an uncontrollable rage.


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Music By: Ian Whyte
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Olifaunt
Unknown: Margaret Ramsay
King James VI: Duncan MacRae
George Heriot: George Davies
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
Knighton: Laidlaw Dalling
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain: Liam Hood
Lord Huntingdon: Ian Stewart

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