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The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
5— ' The Challenge '
Other parts played by Students of the Edinburgh
College of Speech and Drama Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch , found himself in the midst of intrigue and subterfuge when he arrived at the Court of King James in 1620 to reclaim a large sum of money owed to him by the King. On his recovery of the money depended the fate of the heavily mortgaged Glenvarloch estates in Scotland. Nigel soon discovered that some powerful person-probably the hostile Duke of Bucking-ham-was determined to get the estates.
The young Scot, befriended by George Heriot , the King's goldsmith, and the charming young Margaret Ramsay , was introduced to Court circles where he met Lord Dalgarno. Even when Nigel discovered that Dalgarno was one of Buckingham's circle, he did not see any danger in their acquaintanceship till a letter signed ' Ignoto ' reached him, warning him that Dalgarno was betraying his trust.


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar
Music By: Ian Whyte
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Olifaunt
Unknown: Lord Glenvarloch
Unknown: George Heriot
Unknown: Margaret Ramsay
Nigel Olilaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
Ritchie: Alan Dunbar
Sir Mungo Malagrowther: Moultrie R Kelsall
Duke of Buckingham: Robert Bond
Lord Dalgarno: Douglas Storm
Reginald Lowestoffe: John Unicomb
Dame Suddlechop: Elizabeth Ashley
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner

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