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The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
8 — ' The Clouds Disperse '
. Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, went to London in 1620 to reclaim a large sum of money due to his family by King James VI. Despite the friendship of George Heriot and the rather more affectionate assistance of Margaret Ramsay , the young Scot's lack of knowledge of court etiquette got him into difficulty after difficulty. In a final bid to get an audience with the King, he accosted the monarch in the Royal Park. Terrified out of his wits, the timid King Jamie shouted for assistance to the Duke of Buckingham, Nigel's sworn enemy.


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Music By: Ian Whyte
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Olifaunt
Unknown: King James Vi.
Unknown: George Heriot
Unknown: Margaret Ramsay
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
Sir Mungo Malagrowther: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain: Liam Hood
King James VI: Duncan MacRae
George Heriot: George Davies
Duke of Buckingham: Robert Bond
Lord Dalgarno: Douglas Storm
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner
Ritchie: Alan Dunbar
Master Whittier: Iain Cuthbertson

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