1 9 6 8 (UK)
8 x 55 minute episodes
This drama series – the first to be broadcast by the newly-formed Thames Television – followed the fortunes and activities of a British battalion during their actions in Northern India during the 1880s.
The external scenes were actually shot in Snowdonia in North Wales, but it was still touted as the most expensive series ever produced locally by an independent television company.
The main characters were Lieutenant Clive Russell (Gary Bond), Colour Sgt. O’Brien (Patrick O’Connell), Captain Stoughton (James Maxwell), Lieutenant-Colonel Whitley (John Phillips) and Paul Eddington as Hamilton Lovelace, a civilian war correspondent. Being set at a forward posting on the North-West Frontier, there were no female characters.
The series producer was Michael Chapman
Lieutenant Clive Russell
Colour Sgt. O’Brien
Lieutenant James Russell