1 9 7 7 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This six-part Sunday afternoon BBC drama series followed Frank Osbaldistone (Robin Sachs, son of Leonard) as he rejected his father’s offer of a partnership in his London banking firm and was sent to Osbaldistone Hall on his uncle’s estate in Northumberland.
There he met his drunken cousins and found romance – with the attractive Diana Vernon (Jane Wymark, daughter of Patrick) and intrigue – courtesy of his youngest cousin Rashleigh (Anthony Higgins) who was the partner in crime of clan chief Rob Roy (played by Andrew Faulds, who was also the Labour MP for Warley East, near Birmingham).
Frank eventually headed for Glasgow and on to Rob Roy’s domain in the Highlands of Scotland.
The series was adapted by Tom Wright from the novel by Sir Walter Scott and produced by BBC Scotland. Shooting took place at a variety of locations, mainly in Perthshire and Stirlingshire.
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