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Hill of the Red Fox, The

1 9 7 5 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes

Young Scottish lad Alasdair Cameron (Mark Rogers) has lived a sheltered life in London with his mother for many years following the death of his father. During the school holidays, he returns to the Isle of Skye to claim his inheritance – a small croft and a cottage owned by his father.

During the journey north, Alasdair is handed a desperate message from a man who then leaps from the moving train and is later found dead. It reads; “Hunt at the Hill of the Red Fox M15”.

Mysterious happenings on the island – most of which involve the sinister and dour Murdo Beaton (Donald Douglas) who is now running the croft with his young daughter, Mairi (Gillian Barclay) – make little sense either.

Alasdair meets some friends of his late father, including Duncan Mor (Bernard Horsfall), a crofter and sometimes poacher who takes Alasdair under his wing.

Alasdair soon discovers that atomic scientists are disappearing and conspiracy and espionage has followed him to Skye. In a relatively short period of time, he adapts to a radically different way of life while his exposure to danger opens his eyes to life’s complexities.

Alasdair Cameron
Mark Rogers
Murdo Beaton
Donald Douglas
Duncan Mor
Bernard Horsfall
Man with blue eyes
George Howell
Mairi Beaton
Gillian Barclay
Major Cassell
Peter Copley