1 9 5 9 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This BBC children’s series – set during the Wars of The Roses – aired on Sundays in July and August 1959.
The Golden Spur told the story of young Tom Fenton (Edward Vaughan-Scott) and how he helped King Edward IV (Michael Kilgariff) and Richard of Gloucester (Oliver Reed) win back the crown for England, defeating the villainous Duke of Clarence (Donald Oliver).
Others in the cast included Jill Tracey as the heroine Gillian, John Brooking as Sir Edmund Fenton, Ronald Fraser as Simon Chandler, and Heron Carvic as Philip Fenton.
Scenes from The Battle of Barnet were filmed on Hadley Common near Barnet and the medieval roads on the army manoeuvring grounds near Aldershot provided sequences on the road. The privately owned Maxstoke Castle in Warwickshire was also used for filming.
King Edward IV
Richard of Gloucester
The Earl of Warwick
The Duke of Clarence
Sir Edmund Fenton