1 9 7 8 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Set in the 1920s, this children’s programme from BBC Scotland featured an imprisoned Russian princess (Emma Jacobs), retired Scottish grocer Dickson McCunn (Paul Curran), English poet John Heritage (Peter Settelen), some very villainous Bolshevik villains and a group of six street urchins from Glasgow called the Gorbals Diehards who are on a camping holiday.
The story of classic derring-do was based on a 1922 novel by the Scottish author John Buchan.
The stirring theme tune was from Symphony No 7 “Leningrad” by Shostakovich.
Jean Taylor Smith
Sir Archibald Roylance