1 9 7 8 (UK)
5 x 50 minute episodes
BBC Wales produced the acclaimed Hawkmoor, an original story by Lynn Hughes based on accounts of 16th-century Welsh folk hero Twm Siôn Cati.
The series depicted Twm (John Ogwen) as a Welsh Robin Hood character, leading a charmed and many-sided life – highwayman, poet, outlaw, nobleman and general scallywag – and escaping death many times while protecting the Welsh people during the reign of Queen Mary I of England.
Cardiganshire in 1558 was the most flawless corner of Bloody Mary’s kingdom and Twm’s confrontations with his enemies – the English-born Sheriff John Stedman (Jack May) and the cruel (Catholic) Vicar Davyd (Philip Madoc) – were as notorious as his wooing of lovely Lady Johane Williams (Jane Asher), wife of another enemy.
Also co-starring were Godfrey James as Twm’s right-hand man Shanco, Tom Owen as the sheriff’s son John, Meredith Edwards as Sir Tom Williams and Rachel Thomas as Agnes.
Thomas Jones (Twm Siôn Cati)
Lady Johane Williams
Sir Tom Williams
Sheriff John Stedman
Young John Stedman
Wil Ap Cradic