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Children's Television: Huntingtower: Episode 1


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John Buchan's exciting mystery.
Adapted by Judith Kerr.
[Starring] James Hayter and Richard Wordsworth

Richard Wordsworth and James Hayter in the story of Huntingtower at 5.35
What was the secret of the great deserted house overlooking the sea from the lonely peninsula on the Scottish coast? Why was the house so closely guarded by the silent men who would have no dealings with their neighbours' in the village below? In Judith Kerr's adaptation of John Buchan's most exciting novel Huntingtower you can see how chance brought together strange partners to solve the mystery. A retired grocer, a poet, and a band of tough, ragged Gorbals Boy Scouts combine forces to uncover the secret.
The grocer, Dickson McCunn, will be played by James Hayter, well known to all viewers and filmgoers, and making his first appearance in a Children's serial. John Heritage, the poet, will be played by Richard Wordsworth, and Dougal, the leader of the Gorbals Diehards by Leo Maguire who will be remembered for his performance in Kidnapped.


Author: John Buchan
Adapted by: Judith Kerr
Producer: Shaun Sutton
Special effects: Jack Kine
Special effects: Bernard Wilkie
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Film Editor: Ron de Mattos
Designer: Eileen Diss
Dickson McCunn: James Hayter
Tibby: Margaret Boyd
Macintosh: John Rae
Dougal: Leo Maguire
Peter Patterson: Bernard Livesey
Thomas Yownie: Roy Hines
Napoleon: Frazer Hines
Old Foghorn: Terry Coke
Wee Jaikie: Graham Harper
Inn Landlord: Nigel Arkwright
John Heritage: Richard Wordsworth
Dobson: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Mrs Morran: Jean Taylor-Smith
Spidel: Roger Delgado
Leon: Colin Douglas

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Children's Television: Huntingtower: Episode 1

BBC Television, 16 June 1957 17.35

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The Monday Post: Scottish Programmes 23 January 2017

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