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Huntingtower

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.

Dickson McCunn
Paul Curran
John Heritage
Peter Settelen
Dougal 
Iain Andrew
Old Bill
Neil Crossan
Wee Jaikie
Eric Cullen
James Loudon
Andrew Faulds
Peter Paterson
Alan Hunt
Princess Saskia
Emma Jacobs
Tammas Yownie
John Keenan
Leon
Stanley Lebor
Dobson
Liam O’Callaghan
Napoleon
Iain Stewart
Mrs Morran
Jean Taylor Smith
Eugenie 
Izabella Telezynska
Tinker 
Bill Armour
Alexis 
Shane Briant
Spidel 
Tutte Lemkow
Sir Archibald Roylance
David Wood