1 9 7 0 (UK)
8 x 30 minute episodes
Smith – a young London street urchin, pickpocket, and apprentice highwayman – is hunted, hounded and homeless, on the run from the law with a mysterious document which, he senses, is of great value.
Smith lives in constant fear of the Tyburn hangman and is in mortal danger from other, secret, enemies.
This 1970 Thames Television adventures series, adapted from the Phoenix Award-winning children’s novel by Leon Garfield and directed by Michael Currer-Briggs, offered a vivid depiction of the precarious, marginal existence of the eighteenth-century highwayman.
Meg Wynn Owen
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