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Doombolt Chase, The

1 9 7 8 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

When naval Commander David Wheeler (Donald Burton) is arrested for a seemingly motiveless attack on a mysterious vessel, his son Richard (Andrew Ashby), along with two friends, embarks on a search for the top-secret information that might clear his name.

This six-part series from HTV (Harlech TV) was filmed entirely on location in the West Country and Wales.

The frigate in the series, borrowed from the Royal Navy, was filmed dashing up the Bristol Channel and off the naval base at Plymouth, while the memorable pony stampede was staged amid the grandeur of the Brecon Beacons, and the hair-raising Land Rover chase took place on a private estate near Bristol.

Captain Hatfield
Peter Vaughan
Commander Vallance
Frederick Jaeger
Commander David Wheeler
Donald Burton
Richard Wheeler
Andrew Ashby
Lucy 
Shelley Crowhurst
Peter 
Richard Willis
Petty Officer Parker
Gordon Salkilld
Admiral Lupin
Ewen Solon
Franz Bayard
George Coulouris
Spencer 
John Woodnutt
Lieutenant
Paul Nicholson

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