1 9 6 0 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived BBC series was a Roundhead versus Cavalier serial for children, adapted from Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch’s tale.
It is 1642 and Charles l (Elton Hayes) has dissolved parliament and fled London, moving his court to Oxford as England is thrown into civil war.
Captain Luke Settle (Patrick Troughton) is hired to kill the Killigrew family by their bailiff Hannibal Tingcomb (Nigel Arkwright) so he can take their property.
A friend of the family, Jack Marvel (Kenneth Farrington) helps Delia Killigrew (Victoria Watts) and her father (Keith Pyott) to escape.
The series aired on Sunday afternoons at 5.00 pm.
The King’s Messenger | The Road to the West | Bristol Keep | The Godsend | Joan of the Tor | The End of the Gleys
Captain Luke Settle
Captain Bill Pottery
King Charles I
General Sir Ralph Hopton
Joan of the Tor
Sir Basil Grenville
Sir Deakin Killigrew